Mo. detective dies of 'medical emergency' at gym

He was a 25-year veteran of the department, and has served 35 years total

Duty Death: Christopher Simpson - [Chesterfield, Missouri]

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CHERSTERFIELD, Mo. — A veteran Chesterfield detective died Tuesday night while working out at the department's fitness center, police said.

Christopher Simpson, 56, died of "a medical emergency" about 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Chesterfield Police gym, according to a news release from Chesterfield Police Capt. Steve Lewis. Lewis said Simpson's cause of death was not known. Lewis said it is also unclear if Simpson died while on duty.

Simpson had been a police officer in the St. Louis area for 35 years, including 25 years with Chesterfield. He had also served the Maplewood and Berkeley police departments.

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