Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Timothy E. Simpson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, November 17, 2008

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Reflections for Sergeant Timothy E. Simpson

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

November 18, 2008

May God bless you and keep you family safe

Sgt. Thomas Meaney (retired)
Scarsdale PD Retired

November 18, 2008

thank you mr. simpson for your ultimate sacrifice.

philly resident
grateful citezen

November 18, 2008

God bless Sgt. Simpson and the Philadelphia Police Department. To his wife and three children, my heart goes out to you in this tragic time, your husband and father gave his life for others, and will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Sgt. Simpson.

Ptl. Andres Mejia #214
Lawrence Twp. P.D. NJ

November 18, 2008



November 18, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 18, 2008

Another rough day for the Philly PD.

I pray that our Lord comforts your family and friends during this tragic time. Our Savior does love you and He will watch over your children as they grow.

You are a true hero and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest now my friend, you've earned it!

Pennsylvania State Police

November 18, 2008

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Timothy Simpson. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.


November 18, 2008

Thankyou for your service SERGEANT SIMPSON, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You taught many officers well and we will never foget you. God bless your family during these tragic times. Rest in peace with all the heros who have gone before you (GOD HAS ONE HELL OF A POLICE FORCE UP THERE NOW) look over us and guide us as we will carry on in your name


November 18, 2008

My prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Sgt. Simpson. May God be with you all and guide you through these troubled times. Another hero called home...

God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02


November 18, 2008



November 18, 2008

Sergeant Simpson,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Ofc. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. La

November 18, 2008

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

November 18, 2008

Tears are flowing as I write another reflection for one of our Soldiers in Blue. Philadelphia has suffered the violent loss of so many of our Officers in the last two years.
Officer Sgt. Simpson, you will never be forgotten and will be in my daily prayers. My prayers and condolences for your wife and children and to your family and friends and to your Police Family. I thank you for all your hard work, your dedication and bravery and sacrifices you gave to the people of Philadelphia. God Bless you as you now sleep in God's Love and in His Arms.
Kathi Halligan Phila PA wife and mom of LEO'S

Kathi Halligan
Philadelphia, PA.

November 18, 2008

Rest in peace are a true HERO to all.

Deputy TLE

November 18, 2008

Another brave blue hero taken from us by a lawless scum that should not have been on the street. When will the law makers, and liberal Judges keep these dirt bags "in" to help protect the protectors. Rest in peace Sarg. The brothers and sisters in blue have your watch now, they will do this with the Active support of MOST of philly's citizens.

Mike Hopkins
nephew of po R.Lendell PPD eow 1/14/83

November 18, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Simpson family. And also the men and women of PPD especially those assigned to the 24th district who have lost two great men this year.

citizen of Phila

November 18, 2008

Sgt. Simpson Rest in Peace.

C.O. Stephen D. Celestino
Westchester County Dept. of Correction, NY

November 18, 2008


PO A. Maas

November 18, 2008

My sincere condolences to the family of Sergeant Simpson. May your family find peace in this most difficult of times. And to the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department, may you also find peace in your difficult times. As here in Chicago, you have had a very difficult year with many line of duty deaths. Your sacrifices are never forgotten, even here in Chicago. Take care and continue to be safe in these most dangerous of times.

Patrol Officer David Rodriguez
Chicago Police Department

November 18, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

November 18, 2008

While I did not know Sgt. Simpson personally that I know of I would like to add my prayers for his family squad and the whole city of Philadelphia for the tragic loss of yet another fine officer and fellow law enforcement officer. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Capt. David L. Black
Leonard Security Services

November 18, 2008

The most honest,funny straight talking guy I've ever met.This is a great loss.

Cpl.Ed Crenshaw
Philadelphia Police

November 18, 2008

May you rest safe with The Lord, may He comfort your loved ones.


November 18, 2008

On behalf of the 5,229 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Sergeant Simpson’s family as well as the members of the Philadelphia Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

November 18, 2008

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