Richard L. Simpson - ID NR

Richard L. Simpson

Line of Duty 09/25/1946

CHP Officer and World War II Veteran Killed in Motorcycle Collision

Wednesday, September 25, 1946

Officer Richard L. Simpson, 30, was responding to the scene of an automobile accident in Porterville when a motorist turned in front of the officer and struck his motorcycle broadside. The impact flung the patrolman to the ground, killed him almost instantly. The driver was jailed and booked for manslaughter. Simpson, a World War II veteran, had recently returned to duty with the department after three years of service in the U.S. Army.