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Police Officer Randal D. Simmons | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer

Randal D. Simmons

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 27 years

Badge # 22885

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Randy Simmons was shot and killed as he and other members of the Los Angeles SWAT Team made entry into a home at approximately 12:30 am. The team had been deployed to the home after a suspect inside called 911 and claimed to have murdered three family members.

As the team entered, the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Simmons and a second officer. Both officers were immediately transported to Northridge Medical Center, where Officer Simmons succumbed to his wounds approximately 30 minutes later.

The suspect was later shot and killed by another member of the SWAT team as the standoff continued.

Officer Simmons had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and two sisters.

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We are all hurt by the senseless murders of five Dalllas police officers. I visited their pages and somehow was led to this page. My wife passed away last year. She was only 44. Although I am devastated by her loss, certain events in my life have occurred that tell me that she is still with me and our children. She belived in God and his son, and we would pray together. Randal Simmons may not be here physically, but he is still serving God and still serving us here on earth. Reading about Randal Simmons makes me want to be a better person. Thank you sir! God's grace and glory are eternal. The enemy will be vanquished and death will utterly be destroyed. Life on earth is short and We will all be together in heaven one day. Randal, one day I will find you and this Air Force veteran will stand at attention and give you the military salute that you have earned. Don't be surprised if I start chewing your ear about football and that goofy SWAT reality show that I watched on TV. Keep up the good work Randal!
Love and blessings
David G.

David Goldman
July 11, 2016


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