Funeral set for veteran Chesterfield police officer who died while working out

2013-02-13T10:32:00Z 2013-03-27T09:39:42Z Funeral set for veteran Chesterfield police officer who died while working outFROM STAFF REPORTS stltoday.com

UPDATED at 11 a.m. Thursday with funeral arrangements

CHESTERFIELD   •   A veteran Chesterfield detective died Tuesday night while working out at the department's fitness center, police said.

Christopher Simpson, 56, died of "a medical emergency" about 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Chesterfield Police gym, according to a news release from Chesterfield Police Capt. Steve Lewis. 

Lewis said Simpson's cause of death was not known. Lewis said it is also unclear if Simpson died while on duty or if his family would be eligible for death benefits.

Simpson had been a police officer in the St. Louis area for 35 years, including 25 years with Chesterfield. He had also served the Maplewood and Berkeley police departments.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Collier’s Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Boulevard in St. Ann. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 16, 2013) at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3500 St. Luke Lane in St. Ann.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to BackStoppers.

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