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Update: Memorial Published for Christopher Simpson

A funeral Mass for the Chesterfield Police Department Detective and 25-year law enforcement veteran who died Tuesday will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church in St. Ann.

Updated 2/14 with obituary and funeral arrangements 

Christopher C. Simpson, died on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the age of 56.

He was the husband of Karen M. Simpson (nee Arnold); dear son of the late Joseph and Jeanne Simpson; dear brother of Jeanne (Bill) Roberts; Mary Beth Walton, Patty (David) Piant and Joe (the late Tina) Simpson; our dear nephew, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

He was a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus, member of Chesterfield Police Officer's Association and Missouri FOP Lodge 15.

Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday at Collier's Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd. in Saint Ann. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church located at 3500 St. Luke Lane in St. Ann with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flower, memorials are asked to made to the Backstoppers

Original story: The Chesterfield Police Department Wednesday morning announced the death of one of their own.

Detective Christopher Simpson, who was with the department for 25 years after serving in law enforcement agencies in Maplewood and Berkley, died Tuesday after becoming unconscious and unresponsive at the department's fitness center Tuesday evening. 

A Chesterfield Police spokesman could not release further details when contacted Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

Barbara Conrow February 13, 2013 at 05:18 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with family ,friends and the department ! May he rest now in peace ....
Carol February 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM
So sorry to hear that, RIP and prayers to his family
Carol February 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM
VERY SAD, RIP and hope his family soon remembers all the good times.
Tracy Brunner February 13, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Jim and I were very sadden by the news, We are very sorry for your loss! If there is anything we can do, please don;t hesitate to ask.. ( 314) 420-3173. Jim and Tracy Brunner ( Woodson Terrace)
Larry Walker February 14, 2013 at 01:01 AM
On behalf of the Chesterfield Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), we wish to extend our condolences to CPD and Chris' family. He will be missed.
Michelle Watson February 14, 2013 at 03:07 AM
:( Myself & family express condolences to the family, friends & co-workers of this fine officer for all the many years of his service of "serve & protect". May he rest in peace!
Ann Cerame February 14, 2013 at 03:37 AM
To his family and friends.. God Speed. Thank you for serving us.
Mary May February 14, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Such a wonderful, young detective. So very sorry for the family and the department.
Charles Wm Drew February 15, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Rest in Peace my Friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. It does not seem that long ago that we worked together at Berkeley. Ret, Sgt. Chuck Drew Overland P.D.

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