Captain
Joseph O. Simmerman
Michigan City Police Department
Sunday, April 3, 1921

Age: 53
Served:
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 43W, Line 5
Panel L25, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, April 3, 1921
09:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
228 Franklin Street, Michigan City
Incident County:
LaPorte
Incident Township:
Michigan
Weapon Used:
Revolver
Suspect Info:
Committed suicide
Burial Location:
Rockfield Cemetery, Veedersburg

   Captain Joseph Simmerman and Patrolman George Spencer were both shot and killed by an intoxicated man in front of the Faroh Bros. store on Franklin Street while taking a woman to the police station for questioning.

   After fleeing the scene, the suspect fatally shot himself a short time later.

   Captain Simmerman was survived by his wife, two brothers and four sisters.