Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 25 years
Badge # 516
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: In custody
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.