Chief Grant Myers of the Philadelphia Police Department in Mississippi sadly reports the death of Officer Leann Simpson.
Officer Simpson, 23, died as a result of injuries she sustained in a single vehicle crash. Simpson was responding to assist deputies from the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department on a traffic stop. The dispatcher at the County Sheriff’s Department was not able to contact their deputies and Simpson was dispatched to check their welfare.
While she was en-route to the location of the traffic stop scene, she lost control of her patrol vehicle on wet roads. As a result, her unit left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Consequently, it also overturned several times.
Leann Simpson is a U.S. Army veteran and served the Philadelphia Police Department for 15 months. Her parents and siblings survive her.
Mississippi officer dies in wreck while responding to call https://t.co/0o0ftRkHlM HERO DOWN Officer Leann Simpson died as a result of the single-car wrecK. So young. Thoughts and prayers with his loved ones and PD. When a Hero falls an Angel rises. #blesstheblue #irishangel
— Amanda Coleman (@BlueIrishAngel2) November 25, 2018
Officer Leann Simpson is gone, but will never be forgotten.
EOW: Saturday, November 24, 2018.