As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Christopher Simpson - [Chesterfield, Missouri]
PoliceOne Member since 05/09/2009
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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