Trooper Simmie L. Jeffries

Trooper Simmie L. Jeffries

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, December 21, 1984

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Simmie L. Jeffries

Trooper Semmie Jeffries was killed in an accident when his patrol car collided with a tractor-trailer at the interchange of U.S. 72 and I-65, near Athens, Madison County.

Trooper Jefferies was pursuing a suspect when a trailer attempted to turn onto U.S. 72.

Trooper Jeffries had served with the Alabama Department of Public Safety and served with the Decatur trooper post for almost two years. He was survived by his daughter.

In 2014, the U.S. 72 bridge over Interstate 65 was named State Trooper Simmie Jefferies Memorial Bridge in honor of Trooper Simmie Jeffries.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

accident, vehicle pursuit

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Today is the 37th anniversary of your death and I am still remembering you as always. My mother and I put flowers on your grave recently. As mentioned in a previous post, I gave a presentation about Alabama State Troopers and dedicated it to you. My professor and classmates were moved by your heroism. My professor asked about the location of your bridge.

I have written at least two papers detailing how your sense of justice, duty, and bravery has influenced my ethics and conduct towards others. Whether through speaking or writing, I have been happy and honored to share your story with other people. I am forever grateful to be your daughter. I love and miss you!

Jamillah Stewart

December 21, 2021

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