11/18/2008

Pa. police veteran killed in horrific crash

Officer Down: Sgt. Timothy Simpson

By Bonnie L. Cook and Sam Wood
Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia police officer died last night following a dramatic two-vehicle crash - involving a Levittown man charged with driving under the influence - in the city's Port Richmond section.

Sgt. Timothy Simpson, 46, died at Temple University Hospital, where he had been rushed in critical condition following the 10:30 p.m. collision at Aramingo and Allegheny Avenues.

Simpson, whose former partner Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski was gunned down in May following a bank robbery, is the fourth member of the force to die on the job this year.

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