James Simone

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James Simone
Cleveland Division of Police
Born March 21, 1948
Nickname(s) Supercop
Place of birth Cleveland, Ohio
Years of service 1974 - 2011
Rank Patrolman
Awards Cleveland Police Medal of Valor
Relations Wife Lynne Dorothy Stachowiak, Retired CPD Chief Dispatcher

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 Viet Cong 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.