Funeral services will be held for Chief Floyd D. Simpson, #5419, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at the Friendship West Baptist Church, 2020 West Wheatland Road, Dallas, Texas. A viewing will be held at the church, prior to the funeral, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Chief Floyd D. Simpson retired from the Dallas Police Department on March 10, 2012 after 25 years of service. He began his illustrious career in April 1986 when he graduated the police academy and subsequently went to Southeast Patrol Division where he became a street savvy patrol officer. After promoting to the rank of Sergeant in 1992, Chief Simpson became a supervisor at the Southwest Patrol Division where he was loved by many and respected by all. He later went back to his origin in 2001 as the Division Commander of the Southeast Patrol Division. In 2008, Chief Simpson was appointed to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police and eventually became the Bureau Commander over all patrol divisions.
Chief Simpson achieved a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University and earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Amber University. He was a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute, the FBI National Academy, and the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. He also served on the Executive Committee of Special Olympics Texas – Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Chief Simpson was married for 27 years and was the proud father of four children. He was an avid runner having completed four marathons, and he enjoyed riding his motorcycle during his few spare moments away from work.
At the time of his death, he was the Chief of Police of the Corpus Christi Police Department.