James Simone

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James Simone
Born March 21, 1948
Cleveland, Ohio
Other names Supercop
Relatives Wife Lynne Dorothy Stachowiak, Retired CPD Chief Dispatcher
Awards Cleveland Police Medal of Valor
Police career
Department Cleveland Division of Police
Years of service 1974 - 2011
Rank Patrolman

James Simone, also known as "Supercop," was a patrolman with the Cleveland Division of Police with a history of involvement in high-profile incidents.

In more than 35 years as a police officer, he has shot 11 people in the line of duty, killing five of them.[1] He has been shot twice, stabbed, and hit by several cars.[1] He is also a mainstay on the department's list of officers making the most arrests and issuing the most citations.[2]

Simone's work has garnered him national media attention, including profiles on America's Most Wanted, Good Morning America, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung and Top Cops.[3] He has won the division's Medal of Valor,[4] and numerous awards from MADD for his high rate of DUI arrests.[3] Prior to his service for the City of Cleveland, Simone served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was credited with participating in taking out a North Vietnamese Army nest and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was also wounded and awarded a Purple Heart.


  1. ^ a b Nichols, Jim (2008-07-11). "'Supercop' braces for criticism; Suspect is 5th he has killed in 35-year career". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio). p. A1. Retrieved April 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ Nichols, Jim (2008-07-10). "'Supercop' Jim Simone braces for criticism after Wednesday shooting". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio). Retrieved April 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Hoffman, Kevin (2002-06-06). "Supercop". Cleveland Scene (Cleveland, Ohio). Retrieved April 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ Puente, Mark (2009-03-06). "'Supercop' Simone won't be charged in fatal shooting". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio). p. B1. Retrieved April 29, 2009.