Handcuffs Held High in Final Salute for Sgt. Simpson

An emotional moment for fellow officers at Tuesday's vigil.

It was an emotional moment:  The final salute for Sgt. Timmy Simpson Tuesday afternoon at the scene in Port Richmond where he died.

Captain Kevin Hodges from the 24th District brought Sgt. Simpson's handcuffs to a vigil taking place.

He held the handcuffs up and fellow officers cheered.

There was also a final salute at the vigil by some members of the 24th, which was Sgt. Simpson's district.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 24 at 11:30am at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

A trust fund has been established for Sergeant Simpson's family.
Checks can be made out to the Timmy Simpson Family Memorial Trust Fund.

It can be mailed to:

Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
901 Arch St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107

Contact Us