Deputy Sheriff Clarence Edward Simmons

Deputy Sheriff Clarence Edward Simmons

Roanoke County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, April 17, 1936

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Clarence Edward Simmons

Deputy Sheriff Clarence Simmons was shot and killed by two brothers in retaliation for the death of a third brother during a police pursuit.

He was on patrol when a vehicle pulled alongside of him and the occupants opened fire with a shotgun. The three brothers were part of a gang involved with making illegal whiskey.

The two brothers who shot Deputy Simmons were convicted of second degree murder.

Deputy Simmons was survived by his expectant wife and eight children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Both convicted

ambush, retaliation

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Deputy Sheriff Simmons rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 28, 2019

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