Law enforcement says their goodbyes to Officer William “Billy” Simpson

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Various law enforcement and firefighting agencies came together on Tuesday morning to pay their final respects to Officer William “Billy” Simpson.

Many officers and first responders gathered outside of Saint Patrick’s Church as they took a moment to remember the man they all loved and respected before saying their final goodbyes.

Simpson was admired amongst law enforcement and the firefighting community for his dedicated services to many agencies such as the sheriff’s, the airport, Laredo Community College, school districts, LPD and the Webb County Fire Department.

Simpson passed away on Thursday night in San Antonio and was escorted home on I-35 by various law enforcement and firefighter agencies between San Antonio and Laredo.

Simpson is survived by his wife and family.