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Police Officer Dennis Oliver Simmonds | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer

Dennis Oliver Simmonds

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 4/19/2013

Weapon: Explosives; Bomb

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Dennis Simmonds suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while working out at the Boston Police Academy gym at approximately 1:30 pm.

Officer Simmonds had suffered a head injury April 19th, 2013, when he was struck by shrapnel from an explosive devise that was detonated during a shootout with the Boston Marathon Bombers in Watertown, Massachusetts, the day after they murdered Police Officer Sean Collier of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department.

After he collapsed in the gym he was rushed to a local hospital where he passed away.

Officer Simmonds had served with the Boston Police Department for six years. He is survived by his parents.

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Patrol Officer Sean Allen Collier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Cause: Gunfire

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Thank you for your service to our city. I plan on running the road race over by Fenway Park on Sunday the 24th in an effort to raise awareness on brain aneurysms. I will never forget that dreadful attack on our city for as long as I live. You will always be remembered and I will remember you in my prayers when I attend my usual mass at St. Brigid's in Southie.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA
April 15, 2016

 

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