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Sergeant Timothy Alan Simenson

Crest Hill Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 28, 1994

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Reflections for Sergeant Timothy Alan Simenson

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 28, 2020

As we approach Police Officer Memorial Day, May 15, 2020, I once again find myself thinking of you and the old times. I am in my 37th year in this profession. I still talk to new officers about your ability to calm a volatile situation with your soft-spoken demeanor and firmness. The tragic incident that ended your life has changed training in several departments and I'm guessing across the nation. I have not opened the trunk of a vehicle since September of 1994 that I didn't think of you. I use extra caution, position myself differently, and teach each new officer to do the same. Even gone, you are still teaching and mentoring new officers. You were a cop's cop. I am proud to have worked with you and even more proud to have known you. Rest assured that you are not forgotten.

Mark Payne
Indianaolis Airport Police Department

May 14, 2020

Sgt. Simenson,

We have never met, but as a juror some 25 years ago, you changed my life forever.

There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t see an officer on duty, or on the news, and get taken back to that trial and the heroic action of you and all that wear the uniform. I know who real heroes are. I make it a point to thank every officer I see for the service and commitment to keeping us all safe.

Rest in Peace knowing you made a difference then and now.

A Thankful Juror

April 22, 2020

Sgt. Simenson,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Crest Hill. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 28, 2019

Forgive my mistake Sergeant Simenson. Rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 8, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Simpson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 2019

You are not forgotten. I recently used your life story during a debrief/training of a few young officers. Your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.

May God bless you and your family.

Lt. Bill Cooley
Wheaton Police Department

August 10, 2017

Sergeant Simenson's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-04-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

October 4, 2016

I think of your family every year at this time,and always pray for Sue and your children.

Sue Sevilla

September 30, 2014

It was 20 years ago yesterday that you were murdered. It was so hard to believe it when I arrived at the scene, then went to the hospital, where they tried to no avail to save you. I think of you often with fond memories and you can still bring a smile to my face. We all miss you buddy. Please watch down on those still doing the job, and those of us lucky enough to have been able to retire.

Sgt. Robert J. Mau, Sr. (Ret)
PD Joliet IL

September 29, 2014

20 years Bro , the damage done was great , the day we reconnect gets closer everyday . Somehow i remained 17 years longer , lost . I have been ready for our next roll call and needed it for a long , long time . Ralph

Cop Ralph

September 26, 2014

Just found old press clipping and realized it will be 19 years tomorrow since I lost a good friend. As a new Mokena Aux. Officer in 1976, I wanted to learn more about the people on the other side of the radio. That's when I met Lincolnway Communications dispatcher, Tim Simenson. A skinny kid with a non-stop smile. As the years passed, Tim moved on to Rockdale P.D and then Crest Hill And I worked part time and also at Silver Cross Hospital. We remained friends through those years and I remember having dinner with Tim at the Cross while Sue was upstairs in Labor & Delivery. I miss my friend, I miss that smile.

Ted, Patrolman
Mokena P.D. 1976-1985

September 27, 2013

We are thinking of you and of all the loved ones of your family. Keep watch over the family and protect them. You will never be forgotten.

Wyatt and Roberta Pratt
friends to Tim's father, Bob

October 1, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them and protect them. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Simenson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 1, 2012

Thinking of you and your family today. Gone but NOT FORGOTTEN!

Crest Hill Resident
Police Officer

September 28, 2011

Well mister i finally pulled the pin and walked away. Now we have more time to talk when we meet everyday. Those are the best of times when time is frozen each day. Rest easy bro until tomorrow we meet. 2011

Ralph Smith
crest hill

August 17, 2011

Tim, you are often in my prayers...still hurts when I think of you. Pray that your family is doing well.your friend, Alex

Special Agent Alex Rodriguez, Retired

December 12, 2010

Sgt. Simenson's funeral was one of the first police officer funerals that I attended. It was a large affair, with many of us standing outside the tent while Sgt. Simenson was memorialized. While I never met him, his tragic end actually helped me to be more vigilent on traffic stops that I conduct to this day. Thank you again, my friend.

Deputy Chief John Eagan
Glenwood, IL PD

June 18, 2010

Hey, MISTER!!!!!

I'm bringing tic-tacs to heaven, bro.

I reckon we've still got some sunrises to watch.


May 19, 2010

It is 15 years not 14 since those cowards murdered you, time is going by too fast my friend.

Sergeant Mike Botzum
Joliet Police Department

September 4, 2009

It's coming up on 14 years since you were murdered by two scumbags whose names do not deserve to be mentioned. You always seemed to show up on the bar fights and other calls we had on Theodore street, you didn't have to but you always helped back us up. I didn't know you as well as others on my department, but I always enjoyed chewing the fat with you over a cup of coffee at the White Hen. It may have been 14 years since you were murdered by cowards but it seems like yesterday to me. Rest in Peace my friend and God bless you and your family.

Sergeant Mike botzum
Joliet Police Department

September 4, 2009

Remembering you on the 14th anniversary of your death. Rest in peace Sir.

Resident of Crest Hill

September 28, 2008

I remember this like it was yesterday. I used to go past Crest Hill PD every day on my way to my own PD and always thought of Sgt. Simenson. Still do. By all accounts he was the kind of cop we all aspired to be. We still remember.

Sgt. D. Brown
Hillside PD

August 18, 2008

Tim, you are greatly missed each and everyday by myself and your family and friends. You are still touching lives. I think you would be very happy to see all the lives that have been touched by our Hope For the Journey ministry. It's all because of you! Love, Sue, Stephanie and Brandon
(Stephs birthday is Wed. She's so grown up)

wife, children

April 20, 2008

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