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Sergeant Timothy Simpson of the Philadelphia Police Department was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver, on Nov. 17, 2008. Simpson was en route to a robbery call when his patrol car was involved in a collision with a vehicle at the intersection of Allegheny and Aramingo Avenues. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. It was determined that the operator of the vehicle that struck Simpson's patrol car was intoxicated, and he was taken into custody. Simpson had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 20 years and is survived by his wife and three children. He was assigned to the 24th District.
This information was provided by the Officer Down Memorial Page Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring America's fallen law enforcement officers. For more information on this incident, other line-of-duty death reports and law enforcement memorials, visit www.odmp.org.