Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Duty related illness
Incident Date: 4/19/2013
Weapon: Explosives; Bomb
Offender: Not available
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patrol Officer Sean Allen Collier