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Chief Grant Myers
Philadelphia Police Department
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Philadelphia, MS 39350
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Police Officer Leann Simpson was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to assist deputies during a traffic stop. Officer Simpson’s patrol car flipped several times before hitting a light pole. Officer Simpson is the 42nd law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the fourth officer fatality from the state of Mississippi in 2018.