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Detective W. C. Simmons | Texas City Police Department, Texas Texas City Police Department, Texas


W. C. Simmons

Texas City Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, July 13, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/1/1967

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Simmons succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 7 years earlier when he was shot while attempting to disarm a man while visiting a fellow officer's home. The suspect was the other officer's son-in-law and had come to the home in search of his wife. Detective Simmons took a large bowie knife from the suspect but was then shot when the man produced a .45 caliber pistol. The suspect then entered the home and shot and killed the other officer's wife before being shot by the officer. Detective Simmons remained paralyzed until his death 7 years later.

Detective Simmons was survived by his wife and son.

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Rest in Peace Detective W. C. Simmons. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Texas City, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
July 17, 2016


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