Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 28 November 1890
Death of Sergeant Simpson, of Conisborough.
It is with much regret that we record the death of P. S. Alfred Simpson, at the early age of 38 years.
Although only young the deceased had won the respect and good will of all with be had come in contact, and the greatest regret was manifest on all sides on the news becoming generally known.
The late Mr. Simpson was a native of Barnaldswick, near Skipton, and leaves a widow and three children to mourn his loss Deceased joined the force, in 1876 and succeeded Sergeant Noble (now inspector) at Conisborough, in May 1888, having previously served in the Rotherham and Dewsbury divisions.
A short time ago he contracted a violent cold, and afterwards was troubled with erysipelas in his head. The effects of this cause him to suffer much pain and, for several days he was very delirious.
Unremitting attention was paid to the sufferer by Doctor Twigg, but later on in the day a relapse took place and death soon followed.
The interment took place on Sunday, in the presence of a large concourse of spectators lined the route.