Detective W. C. Simmons

Detective W. C. Simmons

Texas City Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 13, 1974

W. C. Simmons

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.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 1, 1967
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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.

Amen.

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

July 17, 2016

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