Police Officer James Edward Simonetti

Police Officer James Edward Simonetti

Carnegie Mellon University Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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James Edward Simonetti

Police Officer Jimmy Simonetti died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 while performing his duties on the Carnegie Mellon University Campus at 5000 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh.

Officer Simonetti had served with the Carnegie Mellon University Police Department for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 20

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 4, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer James Simonetti. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Simonetti will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

January 1, 2022

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