Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Simmie

East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Reflections for K9 Simmie

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of our fallen brother. Thank you for your service.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

November 5, 2014

How sad. I'm in hopes that your death as initiated improvements in observation for future training courses.

Rest in peace Simmie!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

October 7, 2014

A job well done, K9 Officer Simmie. You did your job not matter the conditions. My condolences to your handler and their family. I am sure you were treated as a member of the family and loved greatly. Thank you for your service. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

October 6, 2014

R.I.P K9 Simmie. How tragic & sad your story is. Thank you for your service, dedication, loyalty & sacrifice. Prayers to your handler/partner. You will once again meet at the Rainbow Bridge... Until then, run free sweet boy.

Family Member - New Jersey LEO's
Pompton Lakes, NJ

September 16, 2014

Our thoughts are with the handler and the department at this time of loss. There's something special about the K9 partner, loyal and dedicated to the end. Rest in peace Simmie, you've earned it.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

September 15, 2014

How sad!

Rest in peace K9 Simmie!!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

September 9, 2014

Sweet Simmie,
How sad you left us! You are now on the rainbow bridge, you good boy.
You deserve all honors, God bless you!
Officer down, onore ai caduti.

Marina T., civilian

September 7, 2014


Trust in me, my friend, for I am your comrade.
I will protect you with me last breath.
When all others have left you
and the loneliness of the night closes in,
I will be at your side.

Together we will conquer all obstacles
and search out those whom might wish harm to others.
All I ask of you is compassion,
the caring touch of your hands.

It is for you that I will unselfishly give my life
and spend my nights unrested.
Although our days together
may be marked by the passing of the seasons,
know that each day at your side is my reward.

My days are measured by
the coming and going of your footsteps.
I anticipate them at every opening of the door.
You are the voice of caring when I am ill;
the voice of authority when I’ve done wrong.

Do not chastise me unduly,
for I am your right arm,
the sword at your side.
I attempt to do only what you bid of me.
I seek only to please you and remain in your favor.

Together you and I shall experience
a bond only others like us will understand.
When outsiders see us together
their envy will be measured by their disdain.

I will quietly listen to you
and pass no judgment,
nor will your spoken words be repeated.
I will remain ever silent,
ever vigilant, ever loyal.

And when our time together is done
and you move on in this world,
remember me with kind thoughts and tales,
for a time we were unbeatable.
Nothing passed among us undetected.

If we should meet again on another street
I will gladly take up your fight.
I am a Police Working K-9 and together
We are guardians of the night.

- Author Unknown

Ross Butterfield & K9 Bosco Deputy Chief
Northstar Search & Rescue MN

September 5, 2014

Woof Woof; translated RIP...Thank you for your service to your handler and City.

Philip Callas, Detective Retired Secaucus, NJ PD

September 4, 2014

How sad! A K9 'Officier' (UK spelling - I have a "Bobbie" in my family by marriage) @ @ A while ago, the K9 'Officier' of my hometown department, Eastpointe in Michigan was injuried on Gratiot Avenue. I'm sure there was a big bowl of cool water waiting for you in Heaven.

Urban female w over doz POs in family

September 3, 2014

Thank you for your service Simmie. I'm sorry you were taken from us. My heart goes out to your handler and all who knew you. I can't wait until we get to see you again. Until then, you go and run free and happily through the Heavens knowing you were loved and valued.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

September 2, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with K9 Simmie's handler. Until you meet again at the Rainbow Bridge....

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

September 2, 2014

To the handler of K9 "Simmie", I know the pain you are feeling at this time, as a retired K9 Handler I have had the agony of putting two of my partners to rest. Please accept my deepest condolences on the lost of your partner and friend.

K9 Handler Bill Jackson (Ret. Handler)
Atlantic City Police Department

September 2, 2014

Rest in peace,K-9 Simmie. Join your K-9 Bodies......

Citizen Sandro Bruzzo

September 2, 2014

Brother, I have lost 2 of my K9 partners, I can say that thru time it will get better. He was your protector and partner, he will be waiting for you in heaven.

Special Agent Kent Jones
Union Pacific RR Police

September 1, 2014

God Speed to you K9 Simmie. You are a loyal and brave boy.

To your Handler, my deepest condolences - I am sure your heart is broken over the loss of your partner.

K9 Handler Amy Draker-Jones & K9 Raja
Canada Border Services Agency - Sarnia/Port Huron crossing

September 1, 2014

Love & Light Sweet Soul Puppy Officer K9 Simmie, your Journey begins, Angel Hugs...

Pamela Tucker

September 1, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the East St. Louis Police Department for the loss of K9 Officer Simmie. Run free to the bridge to those who have gone before you and rest in peace...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

August 31, 2014

God Speed across the rainbow Bridge Simmie

Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

August 31, 2014

Too many K-9s have fallen this year. Heartbreaking. RIP Simmie.

Supervisor Charles Romero
LA. State Probation and Parole- New Orleans

August 30, 2014

RIP K9 Simmie. See you at the rainbow bridge. Thoughts & prayers for you and your partner.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
North Bergen, N.J. P.D.

August 30, 2014

Rest In Peace K9 Simmie

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

August 29, 2014

Rest in peace, Simmie! You are a brave and sweet soul. Praying for your handler and all whose lives you have touched simply by being man's best partner and friend.

Grateful citizen

August 29, 2014

K/9 Simmie your free to play and eat your well derserved steak bone. Your EOW is offical and your retired to a better place. You will be remembered for the good times and your handler wiill someday be there to hug you again. Thank you for your service to the East St. Louis Police Department.

Former Sgt. Joe Covington M/C #4926
Corpus Christi Police Department

August 29, 2014

God Bless You Simmie and Thank You for your service to the East St. Louis Police Dept. God Bless your handler and family for they have lost a member of their family. I hope the Good Lord helps them through their loss and heart ache. God Bless all the members of the East St. Louis Police Dept. as they have lost a hero. Rest in Peace Simmie

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

August 28, 2014

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