Deputy who fought brain tumor will return to work

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela
Daily Press

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Less than six months after San Bernardino County Sheriff 's Apple Valley Deputy Derek Simpson went through brain surgery, he is grateful to be back on patrol.

"I'm just so glad to be back at the station," Simpson said, despite the fact he hasn't been cleared to perform full duties as a deputy and must continue to ride with a partner. Simpson hopes to have full clearance in September.

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