Officer Detail: Christopher Shane Simpkins
|Department||Job Title||Badge No.||Unit||Start Date||End Date|
|Virginia State Police (VSP)||Trooper Il||Pittsylvania||2018-04-26|
|Virginia State Police (VSP)||Trooper II||None||2018-04-25|
|Virginia State Police (VSP)||Not Sure||Unknown|
|Virginia State Police (VSP)||Officer||Former Danville Police Department||Unknown|
|Virginia State Police (VSP)||Trooper||Division II - Culpeper||Unknown|
Feb 27, 2023
On April 8, 2018, Simpkins, then with the Danville Police Department, was involved in the killing of 25-year-old Juan Jones. In June of that year he joined Virginia State Police. His VSP training began on April 26. Among the 29 officers in his training class was Benjamin Ira Bone, who would later shoot and kill Xzavier Hill in 2021. Simpkins was assigned to Pittsylvania.
|Annual Salary||Overtime & Other Pay||Total Pay||Year|
|Date||Feb 25, 2023|
|Department||Decertified, Dismissed, & Wandering Ex-Police|
|Officers||Joseph A. Wood , Matthew S. Riley , Robbie A. Oberholzer , Patrick Joseph Digirolamo , Tyler Ryan Timberlake , Rodney D. Whited Ii , Seth Walker Layton , Christopher R. Paroskie , Christopher Shane Simpkins , Michael Neal Santare , Jacob Stratton , Drake Edward Judy , Edward J. Ryan , Kenneth N. Werts , Paul L. Brothers Iv|
This entry serves to consolidate records on officers who have gained new employment recently (at either a different department or once again at an old department) after resigning or being dismissed amid a controversial incident, lawsuit, or highly public incident of misconduct while in their previous role.
|Date||Apr 08, 2018|
|Officers||Christopher Shane Simpkins , David Joel Branch|
Juan Markee Jones, 25, of Danville was shot and killed by Danville Police.
near Oak Street
Commonwealth's Attorney: 2 Danville officers justified in deadly shooting
"Newman also revealed that Jones... was shot by officers Christopher Simpkins and David Branch. Five shots were fired, according to Newman, two of them hitting Jones." - Colter Anstaett, Heather Butterworth/WSLS, June 18, 2018
39 new troopers to join Virginia State Police
"The class began training on April 26. After graduation, the new troopers will begin their duty assignments on July 5. They will spend an additional 6 weeks with a Field Training Officer learning the patrol areas... New Virginia State Troopers... Christopher Shane Simpkins. Hometown: Danville. Assignment: Pittsylvania." - NBC12 Newsroom, Jun. 21, 2018