Border Patrol Agent Christopher Shane Simpkins

Border Patrol Agent Christopher Shane Simpkins

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, April 12, 2021

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Christopher Shane Simpkins

Border Patrol Agent Shane Simpkins died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned to the Lake Charles Border Patrol Station in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Border Patrol Agent Simpkins was an Alabama National Guard veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, father, mother, and siblings.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 600 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge L-105
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Louisiana
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Agent Simpkins,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the ALARNG as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 12, 2022

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