Splendora Officer Ryan Simpson continues to improve this morning at Hermann Hospital in Houston. He is recognizing people in his room as he remains in ICU. Still having a tube he is not able to communicate but is making eye contact. He still has several additional surgeries to go on his road to recovery.

Monday night was the East Montgomery County Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner. Ryan was to attend this event as he is the 2011 recipient of the award. Instead Constable Hayden asked all uniformed officers to come to the front and accept it for him. This photo was then being sent to him.

ryan acceptance

The award read:

Officer Simpson obtained his T.C.L.E.O.S.E. certification from the University of Houston in 2010 and came to the Splendora Police Department as a rookie. While his Field Training Instructor suspected he had some hidden talents, it was not until after he completed his inter-department training that it was fully realized as to the extent of those talents. Officer Simpson, from the onset, displayed the professional demeanor of a seasoned officer. He relates to the public in a compassionate and understanding manner, while maintaining his authority. This in itself, has won him the respect of not only his fellow officers, but also the public at large. Officer Simpson’s investigative skills are second to none. Most notable, during a traffic stop his keen senses came into play. He suspected the driver of possession narcotics and while his initial search found nothing, his continued “hard headed” endeavors finally resulted in narcotics being located in a hollowed out WD-40 canister. This “never give up” attitude resulted in Officer Simpson finishing the 2011 year with 156 arrests, a record for the Splendora Police Department.

An account has been set up at Amergy Bank for his benefit. You may go to any Amergy Bank and make a deposit to “The Ryan Simpson Benefit”

Also donations can be  taken to Splendora City Hall or mailed to Splendora City Hall, (Attention City Secretary for Ryan) P.O. Box 1087, Splendora,Tx.. 77372

In addition,

The Texas Highway Patrol (DPS) based in New Caney has organized a blood drive for Officer Simpson. Donations can be made at any Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center location between March 21 and April 4, using Group Code: D950FS00. To find a location, visit . For more information about the blood drive, please contact the DPS New Caney office at 281-577-8972.