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Nutter's Statement on Fallen Cop

Mayor Nutter's press office just put this out: MAYOR'S OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS Tuesday, November 18, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MICHAEL A. NUTTER Philadelphia, November 18 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter has issued the following statement: It is with profound sadness that I announce that the City of Philadelphia will once again observe a 30-day period of mourning in honor of a fallen police officer. City flags will be flown at half staff during this period. Last night Sergeant Timothy Simpson was killed in the line of duty. He was involved in an auto accident at Aramingo & Allegheny Avenue and was transported to Temple University Hospital where he died. Sergeant Simpson was a 20-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and he is survived by his wife Kathy, and their three children Samantha, Terry, and Courtney. My thoughts and prayers, and the thoughts and prayers of all Philadelphians, are with the Simpson family at this unimaginably difficult time. It is a tragedy that now on four occasions this year, five in just over a year, Philadelphia has paid tribute to a Philadelphia Police Officer’s life of service given to the people of this city. On this day we remember Officer Charles Cassidy, Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski (Sergeant Simpson’s former partner), Officer Isabel Nazario and Sergeant Patrick McDonald. We also remember Officer Gary Skerski who died in 2006, Officer Walter Barclay, Jr., who died in August 2007, and so many others who have died in the line of duty. We will never forget their sacrifice and we will never yield in our efforts to make this a safer city. I can think of no more fitting tribute to these heroes who have fallen in the line of duty.

Nutter's Statement on Fallen Cop

Mayor Nutter's press office just put this out:

MAYOR'S OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS


Tuesday, November 18, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MICHAEL A. NUTTER


Philadelphia, November 18 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter has issued the following statement:

It is with profound sadness that I announce that the City of Philadelphia will once again observe a 30-day period of mourning in honor of a fallen police officer. City flags will be flown at half staff during this period.

Last night Sergeant Timothy Simpson was killed in the line of duty. He was involved in an auto accident at Aramingo & Allegheny Avenue and was transported to Temple University Hospital where he died.

Sergeant Simpson was a 20-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and he is survived by his wife Kathy, and their three children Samantha, Terry, and Courtney. My thoughts and prayers, and the thoughts and prayers of all Philadelphians, are with the Simpson family at this unimaginably difficult time.

It is a tragedy that now on four occasions this year, five in just over a year, Philadelphia has paid tribute to a Philadelphia Police Officer’s life of service given to the people of this city. On this day we remember Officer Charles Cassidy, Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski (Sergeant Simpson’s former partner), Officer Isabel Nazario and Sergeant Patrick McDonald. We also remember Officer Gary Skerski who died in 2006, Officer Walter Barclay, Jr., who died in August 2007, and so many others who have died in the line of duty.

We will never forget their sacrifice and we will never yield in our efforts to make this a safer city. I can think of no more fitting tribute to these heroes who have fallen in the line of duty.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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