Patrolman II LeAnn Simpson

Patrolman II LeAnn Simpson

Philadelphia Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, November 24, 2018

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LeAnn Simpson

Patrolman II LeAnn Simpson was killed in a vehicle collision on West Beacon Street while responding to assist deputies on a traffic stop shortly after 2:00 am.

Deputies from the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office were on a traffic stop on Highway 16 and dispatchers were unable to establish contact with them. Dispatch requested that officers from the Philadelphia Police Department respond to check on the deputies. Patrolman Simpson's patrol car hit a light pole and flipped several times as she responded, causing her to suffer fatal injuries.

Patrolman Simpson was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 15 months.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge 88
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Officer Simpson,

Where do I begin? Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. As your supervisor, I still catch myself looking for you to come into work. I adjust my radio volume wondering why you haven't called me on the radio while I'm on shift. You were a hard-charger. You are greatly missed and there is a void on our shift. It hurts down to the core. If tears could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

"Bye LeAnn, love you!"

Sergeant William Anderson
Philadelphia Police Department

January 2, 2019

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