Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Officer Russell Hayden Simpson

Bandon Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, December 22, 2003

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Reflections for Reserve Officer Russell Hayden Simpson

Rest in peace Reserve Officer Simpson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 24, 2020

Rest well my brother. You are a hero.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 22, 2017

Thinking of you my amazing guardian angel!! Tomorrow I will light the candle and thank the Lord for another year of blessings and wonderful memories of you. Say hi to Dozer, Sgt, Rex, Gil and my family.

Former Bandon PD

December 21, 2016

12 years ago and yet my heart still hurts when thinking of all the laughs we had. Miss you and Thank you for watching over us.

Former Bandon PD

December 24, 2015

Ohhhh Russ..... Now Gil is up there with you, Carl, Rex, and Dozer. Always the good ones go first. Too many laughs and stories to tell. Love and adore you all and it helps me to know I've got the quick witted funny ones watching over me always. Bear hugs forever. Keeping your memory alive here in FL. Cheers my friend

Former Bandon PD

April 23, 2015

Thank you for your service officer Simpson, may you rest in peace.

Justin DiGeorgio

December 22, 2014

Still thinking of you Bro, Mom is 88 years old and still hanging in there. Still have the gun shop, you would love it. We were supposed to get old and fat together and spend our time fishing, I am getting the old and fat part down, haven't got the fishing part down yet. Say hi to Dad and Rex for me.

Forrest Simpson
Retired Bandon Police Department/ Brother

April 23, 2014


Corrections Officer NC
Dept of Public Safety

February 18, 2014

I served with Russ on the Bandon Volunteer Fire Department, he was a good person who did not hesitate to get out in front to help that day.

Engineer, Rob Lindstrom
Bandon Fire Departmant

May 6, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 28, 2013

The day and the time will never leave me. I will always remember your humor and dedication. I love you Russ you will always be my friend. I wish that day had never happened. Rest in Peace brother.

D Boggs

December 23, 2012

Another year Dear Sir and nary a memory lost... Thanks again and rest in peace Brother...

Chad Arnold
Coquille Police Dept.

December 22, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 22, 2011

Eight years ago today started out like any other work day....and then I watched my good friend/co-worker/partner in laughs and mischief leave this Earth while trying to save the life of another. Miss you dear friend Russ, every day and always. Throw Dozer the ball for me and give Carl a hug.

Rach-Office Spec./Reserve
Bandon PD

December 22, 2011

Never forgotten my dear sir... My fondest memory is of you patting me on the back to make sure I wore my body armor that day... I never had to ask why you did it... It was part of the non verbal code for watching out for each other that you were one of the best examples of I have met in my time... Thank you for your contribution, your sacrifice and your good example... A true inspiration...

Chad Arnold

December 25, 2010

Hey buddy, I miss you sooooo much and I am still at it. I will always remember you and our talks. I still laugh when I think of you. Who will be my back-up now? I love you Russ!!

Sergeant Derwin Boggs
Port Orford Police Dept.

December 23, 2010

7 years and not a day goes by that you are not thought of with fond memories. The thought of you brings smiles to people you don't even know you touched.

I pray for your family....Until they can see you again...


December 22, 2010

Seven years gone but not forgotten comforts me to know you are throwing Dozer the ball and taking good care of him and Sgt. Carl for me. Miss you tons~


December 22, 2010

You are so missed! I wish we would have known sooner. There's that smile that I miss so much. We have so many memories and stories with you being a big part of them. I wish my kids could remember you. Love you

Julie Shaughnessy (Swords)
He was like my big brother

August 3, 2010

Well Russ, I am medicaly retired now and have a gun shop here in Bandon, you would love it, we sit around tell lies , bullshit each other and play with guns. You should be here with me bro. Moms doing fine, she is 85 now. God I miss you!!

Forrest Craig Simpson

July 18, 2010

Russ I miss you dearly. I will never forget you. rest in peace my friend. and god be with you and your family love sheila havens

sheila Havens

January 1, 2010

Thinking about you today! I miss you so much and wish I had been somewhwere else that day. You will always be in my heart as the funniest cop I will ever know. Rest in peace hero....!

Sergeant Derwin Boggs
Port Orford Police Dept

December 23, 2009

Officer Simpson, You seemed to have led a life dedicated to public service. Thank you. God Bless you and your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson

December 22, 2009

I cannot believe it's been six years. Had a funny memory of you the other day from an old City Christmas party where you and Forrest put on reindeer antlers and another Officer came out of the bathroom with toilet paper trailing from his pants (on purpose). Good memories, still miss you!


December 21, 2009

From Officer Simpson's photo, I have no doubt that he found great joy in life, his family, and his calling as a policeman. My prayer is that his loved ones have held on to that legacy of joy and maybe even shared it with others as a fitting memory of this great man.

Angel in AL

July 23, 2008

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