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Texas Chief Killed in Motorcycle Accident

May 04, 2015  | 

Photo: Corpus Christi PD Facebook page
Photo: Corpus Christi PD Facebook page

Chief Floyd Simpson of the Corpus Christi (Texas) Police Department, a 25-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, died Sunday evening in a motorcycle crash in Port Aransas, Texas, according to the police chief there, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs says the accident occurred along Texas State Highway 361. Simpson, he says, was on a motorcycle heading south, back to Corpus Christi, when a Ford pickup traveling north crossed the center lane and "veered into southbound traffic."

A white car in front of Simpson "took evasive action by driving off the roadway and toward the bar ditch there. The chief laid down his bike." And when he did so, Burroughs says, Simpson's helmet "came dislodged, and he hit his head against the road." Simpson, he says, died from injuries sustained from the impact.

Simpson is survived by his wife of 27 years and four children.

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Gene Lillard @ 5/4/2015 5:34 PM

I attended the FBINA 214th session with Chief Floyd Simpson. He was a wonderful human being and a great police officer. My most sincere condolences to his family and fellow officers. Commander Gene Lillard Montrose Colorado Police Department.

Todd @ 5/5/2015 6:30 AM

I met Floyd when he was with Dallas through my involvement with and being President of the North Texas Chiefs Association. Floyd was a great guy that always had time for others, and he didn't have a big city bias. After moving out of Texas, I heard he went to Corpus and was doing good things there. My condolences to his family, his agency, and all those who knew him. A really nice guy that was taken way too soon. A 16 year old kid in a pickup who crossed the centerline. Pay attention to your driving and watch for motorcycles please! God's speed Floyd!

TX Lawman @ 5/5/2015 6:32 AM

I worked with Floyd for many years and we were great friends. He was a man of integrity and honor. He walked with the Lord and was a faithful servant. He always showed great compassion for everyone. He did not see color and treated everyone with respect. It was a great honor to work with him and to call him my friend. I pray for Tanya, his wife and their 4 children. The Lord bless his family and keep them. Let Him ease Their pain and help heal them. This is a very sad and somber time for me and anyone else who worked with him or knew him. 66 is our code for end of shift. We have it now Chief, rest in peace. He loved to ride his Harley, so he died doing what he loved. I miss you Floyd and I am a better man from knowing you. We are here for your family. The thin blue line takes care of their own. Goodbye Sir! You will not be forgotten.

Jon Retired LEO @ 5/5/2015 4:54 PM

How very tragic and sad. My deepest condolences to Chief Simpson's family and his department. When these freak accidents happen the pavement is unforgiving. He was doing everything right, he just didn't have a chance.

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