Monday, December 22, 2014
"MIDLAND, TX — A Midland Police officer's wife has been officially declared dead.
"The Midland Police Department [reports] that Sandra Simpson, the wife of Sgt. Chad Simpson, was pronounced dead early Thursday morning.
"Midland Police say it all started with a 911 call with no one on the other end that originated from a home on 403 Crenshaw Drive. That's where they found 34-year-old Sgt. Chad Simpson from the Midland Police Department dead from a gunshot wound.
"Sandra was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital following the shooting where it was announced that she was believed to have died. However, the following day, Midland Police released a statement saying they couldn't confirm her status.
"The scene was handed over to the Odessa Police Department and Texas Rangers will be completing the investigation.
"Midland Police say Sgt. Simpson most recently worked in the traffic division and had been employed with the department for more than nine years, also serving patrol and K-9 assignments throughout his career.
"Friends say that Sandra Simpson worked at the Midland Women's Clinic.
"The Simpson's leave behind two toddlers who are now being taken care of by extended family.
"In a press release, Midland Police are extending their thoughts and prayers to friends and family."