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

Timmy I met you long ago working east division,you impressed me then as a great patrolman and you continued to impress me as great sergeant. When I asked for help by comming to my squad and taking over a platoon of young officers who just lost thier sergeant and with understanable reservation you said yes. Tim you did a wonderful job for me handling that difficult situation and from the bottom of my heart I thank you. I will miss you my friend and never forget you.

Lt. John O'Hanlon
Philadelphia PD 24th Dist

November 22, 2008

My prayers are with your family, friends, and Agency. May you sleep easy with God, Timothy. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Corporal Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

November 22, 2008

The city of Philadelphia is safer today because of your service and sacrifice. My Prayers are with your family, friends, and co-workers. God speed, Brother. Your watch is covered.

Officer B. Evans #2447
Arlington, TX. PD

November 22, 2008

God Bless you.

Rick F.
Ret. Co

November 21, 2008

Tim, briefly spoke to you a few weeks ago at Phillies parade. You were funny as usual and right on point as far as Police work. I learned a lot from you and continue to emulate your professional bearing, knowledge and people-person skills. Keep them smiling up there and watch over all the LEOs as we will surely watch over your family. You were the best and will be sorely missed. God Bless. RIP

SGT #815

November 21, 2008

I didn't know you Sgt. but heard nothing but great things about you! May God bless your family and get them through this tough time. Rest in Peace!

P/O William Greco #5794
PPD 6th District

November 21, 2008

Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Fidoe
Twinsburg, Ohio Police Department

November 21, 2008

Rest in peace SGT.

Police Officer
Upper Darby Police

November 21, 2008

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

November 21, 2008

To the family of Sgt Simpson,

Thank you. We few that serve can't do it without the support group behind us.

Rest in Peace Sarge

MI Patrol Ofc

November 21, 2008

Rest in Peace Sergeant, heros live forever, never forgotten!!

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Department N.H.

November 21, 2008

Rest in Peace. To the family, may love surround and comfort you.


November 20, 2008



November 20, 2008

Thank you, Sergeant Simpson, for your service to the people of Pennsylvania and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, HERO!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas

Janice Brown

November 20, 2008


What can I say brother? I can't believe you are gone. I just saw you up the Academy not even two weeks ago. We were still bitching about the PDU (and we've both been out of there for over 3 years now!), and your plans for some unexpected mountain home "drop in's" this winter. I will never forget my first day as a Cpl. when you told me how it was down there.......and you were ABSOLUTELY right! You helped make a bad place to work a good time! I don't think you ever knew how much you were respected down there.....but I know you wouldn't care either way!!!! You were as about as old school as one could get. You never forget where you came from and always stood your ground. You ALWAYS had the cops' backs.....NO MATTER WHAT. I remember you telling me that if we were losing a fight on the cell block and the only way to win was to lock you in, to do it because you weren't gonna lose and let them get out. I would've never left you and it never got that bad (and we NEVER lost), but that just shows what the measure of a COP is. We spent a long time down there together in 1 Platoon. You showed me a lot and how to do things Tim's way, and it ALWAYS worked, well alright it sometimes worked, but it always got done. We didn't always see eye to eye, but always found the middle ground usually over way too much to eat. You introduced me to Barrel's and an extra 10 pounds!! You gave me some sound advice in both my personal life and the JOB....THANK YOU. I am honored to have been able to supervise side by side with you and work Safe Streets side by side with you, (thanks of course to one of your countless connections) It was here that I saw first hand what an OUTSTANDING COP you were. We both finally got transfered out. And there was no hard feelings on your ticket out, even though you would tape SWAT's assignment sheet with you name on the top to my locker!!!! When I decided to take Detective instead of filling your spot in SWAT when you made Sgt., you said I was nuts, but wished me the best of luck. Then you said I was nuts again when I went back to Cpl. to take over the Honor Guard.....and brother, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be planning your funeral. We lost a GREAT SERGEANT, and I lost a GREAT FRIEND. I will miss you Timmy. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING


People ask me, "Why did you become a COP?"
They ask, "Do you like the violence and the danger?"
"Do you like being away from your family on the Holidays?"
"Why did you even take a job that pays so little and gets you even less respect?"
When they ask this, I don't say a word.
I don't say a word because they wouldn't understand.
They wouldn't understand that it's all about the man next to you.....and that's all there is.
-author unknown

Corporal John Halligan
Philadelphia Police Department

November 20, 2008

Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers at Philadelphia Police Department. God Bless Sgt. Simpson for his service to PPD. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

November 20, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to Sgt. Simpson's family and members of the Philadelphia Police Department in this difficult time. Godspeed Brother! You will not be forgotten.

Mark Schilli
DEA-St. Louis

November 20, 2008

"for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer" Romans 13:4 ESV

Rest In Peace, Servant of God.

SA "DE-14604"
FBI-Detroit Division

November 20, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

November 20, 2008


Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

November 20, 2008

Rest in Peace, your service and sacafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

November 20, 2008

24TH district has lost another great Sgt. Rest in Peace Sarge, You will never be forgotten.


November 20, 2008

To the Simpson Family: Our deepest sympathy, we didn't know officer Simpson but we still grieve for your loss.Thank you officer Simpson for your faithful service. You will not be forgotten. The Stieff Family Bensalem pa.

the stieff family

November 20, 2008

What an awful year for Philadelphia PD. My thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Simpson's family. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this.

To those in the Phila. PD, God bless you and keep you safe.

Denise L. Wise
Widow, Michael H. Wise, II EOW 6/5/04

November 20, 2008

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

November 20, 2008

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