Police Officer Leann Simpson

Police Officer Leann Simpson

Philadelphia Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, November 24, 2018

Leann Simpson

Police Officer 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. Officer Simpson's patrol car hit a light pole and flipped several times as she responded, causing her to suffer fatal injuries.

Officer 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


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Grant Myers
Philadelphia Police Department
523 Main Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350

Phone: (601) 656-2131

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Rest In Peace sister.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

December 12, 2018

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