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Police Officer Simmons Arrington | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Simmons Arrington

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 21, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed

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Officer Simmons Arrington was shot and killed when he responded to reports of a man with a shotgun.

When he arrived on the scene, he approached the man who was sitting in a vehicle. The suspect stated that he was the one they were looking for and then shot Officer Arrington point-blank in the chest. Officer Arrington was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The suspect was shot and wounded by a responding detective. The man was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to Florida State Hospital.
Three days earlier Officer Arrington was the first officer to arrive at the scene of the murder of Sergeant Harrison Crenshaw. Officer Arrington was off-duty, hosting a barbecue at his home when he heard gun shots and went to investigate.
Officer Arrington had been employed with the Metro-Dade Police Department for over five years.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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