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Sergeant Rickey Joe Simmons | Jackson Police Department, Mississippi Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

Sergeant

Rickey Joe Simmons

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 4, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 516

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: In custody

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Sergeant Rickey Simmons was shot and killed with his own weapon while struggling with a mental patient. He had responded to an initial report of a burglary in progress but discovered that the call was actually a domestic dispute.

Sergeant Simmons was attempting to arrest the male subject when a struggle ensued. The subject was able to gain control of Sergeant Simmons .357 caliber revolver and fatally shot him. The man fled but was apprehended a short time later.

The man was apprehended subsequently sentenced to life plus 15 years in prison for murder and burglary.

Sergeant Simmons had served with the Jackson Police Department for just under 25 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Rest in peace brother. As we observe those have given the ultimate sacrifice here at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial we are thinking of you and your family. God bless you all. We will cover you from here.

Motor Unit
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May 14, 2016

 

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