Deputy Sheriff Clarence Edward Simmons

Deputy Sheriff Clarence Edward Simmons

Roanoke County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, April 17, 1936

Clarence Edward Simmons

Deputy Sheriff Clarence Simmons was shot and killed by two brothers in retaliation for the death of a third brother during a police pursuit. Deputy Simmons was on patrol when a vehicle pulled alongside of him and the occupants opened fire with a shotgun. The three brothers were part of a gang involved with making illegal whiskey.

The two brothers who shot Deputy Simmons were convicted of second degree murder.

Deputy Simmons was survived by his expectant wife and eight children.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Both convicted

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This is my great grandfather's brother (great grand uncle?). Been delving into family history a fair bit lately and it's a sad story, but also someone of whom we can be proud. I find it fitting that he is still honored today.

Lloyd Odell Simmons III

Lloyd Odell Simmons III
great grand nephew

April 25, 2015

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