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

The Policeman's Last Roll Call A Policeman stood and faced his God, which always comes to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now Policeman, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church, have you always been true?" The Policeman squared his shouldersand said, "No Lord, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a Saint. I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been violent, because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep, though I've worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept many unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around, except to calm their fear. If you got a place for me Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had to much, but if you don't, I'll understand." There was silence all around the throne where the Saintshad often trod. As the Policeman waited quietly, for the judgment of his God. "Step forward now Policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets..........YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL". (Anonymous Author)

Rest Now SGT, We'll take it from here......
Your family, brothers and sisters of the PPD are in our prayers.

Patrolman J.Freeman
Trainer Borough P.D.

November 20, 2008

This gentleman has put in his time. God bless him and his family.

Patrolman, Robert Atkinson
Shelby Police Department

November 20, 2008

Rest In Peace....My thoughts and prayers are with all in these tough times. God Speed!

Just a Cop

November 20, 2008

Rest In Peace Sarge. Know that the person responsible for your death is in custody and will be tried. My condolences to your Family and the Philly PD.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

November 19, 2008

Rest in Peace--

Ofc. Kathleen Connolly
Marple Township PD

November 19, 2008



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November 19, 2008

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He give you peace, and may He cause his face to shine upon you. May your family find peace of mind and heart. Hero, take your rest in His Kingdom forever.

Bridgeton City, NJ

November 19, 2008

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R, Murphy

November 19, 2008

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin PD

November 19, 2008

From the bottom of my heart. Thank You to all around the country for protecting the citizens of your cities, states, counties, whatever it may be. To Philly PD. Keep your heads up, stay strong for your fallen comrades. It's been a rough two years, but I want you to know your efforts are appreciated by millions more than those who consider you enemies. You are all heroes and may God protect you all and keep you safe. Thanks to all. Thank you Sgt. Timmy Simpson

Philly Resident

November 19, 2008

Bro. Simpson,
Thank you for everything you have done to make this a safer place for us all to live together. Your tour of duty has now come to an end and may you rest in peace. My prayers are with the family and always remember that Daddy is just a prayer away.

Sgt. Walter Hughes, Retired
MNPD - Nashville, Tennessee

November 19, 2008

Rest in peace....


November 19, 2008

These are truly times that we will never understand and once again out hearts are broken. To Sgt. Simpson's family may God grant you strength and peace. To my brothers and sisters of the Philadelphia PD I pray God grants you strength to cope with yet another loss.

God Speed Sarge. All of my prayers are lifted up to you and your loved ones.

Sgt. Mary Huggins
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando, Florida

November 19, 2008

Thank you Sgt. Simpson for you dedicated service and sacrifice to keep us all safe from harm. May the lord bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Thank you also to the Simpson family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

daughter of a policeman

November 19, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant Timothy Simpson as well as to the Philadelphia Police Department. Rest in peace Sergeant Simpson, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

November 19, 2008

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Patrolman Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Northumberland, PA

November 19, 2008

I praise God for this officer's time and service here on earth and pray for the peace to cover the family. In Jesus name. Amen.

Lt Gary Langston
Choctaw Nation Tribal Police

November 19, 2008

Rest in peace bro',we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

November 19, 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 19, 2008

Rest in Peace Sgt. Simpson. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff/ Mike Reuter
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (MO)

November 19, 2008

Heavens Gown

Old school was he who gave his best
The job he loved would press and test
Father, husband, brother in Blue
Another Knight bids us adieu

He loved the job where gratitude
Fell short along with attitudes
But press Tim did to serve mankind
Where life he laid, one of a kind

Tim was this and so much more
A cop and father, a man who swore
To be forthright with shield assigned
Uphold the law and justice blind

The job became a part of Tim
Embodied in spirit that grew within
Tim whose name GOD called to come
Welcome Simpson, to my Kingdom

The force will miss the man they knew
But in GODS hands are those God drew
From Earth to Heaven, where he is bound
Where angels tailored, Tim's new white gown

In memory of Philadelphia Police Sergeant Timothy Simpson

Written by Edwin Flores 11-18-08


November 19, 2008

Rest in Peace Sir.......

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

November 19, 2008

God Bless you Sergeant Simpson. May God watch over and protect your family and give them strength in this most difficult time.

Mary Beth Somogyi

November 19, 2008

mr. simpson kensington is a better place because of you and i truly am blessed to have had a few talks with you in the past 20 are a inspiration to all who have met and loved you . thank you so much the gallagher family of fox chase

shawn gallagher
neighborhood kid from tims early days in 24th.

November 19, 2008

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