Corporal Gerald Kevin Simmons

Corporal Gerald Kevin Simmons

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1988

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Gerald Kevin Simmons

Corporal Gerald Simmons was shot and killed while monitoring an undercover drug buy from a hotel room. During the transaction the suspect decided to kill the confidential informant. In an attempt to save the man's life Corporal Simmons entered the hotel room from the adjoining room. The suspect opened fire, striking Corporal Simmons in the eye. Corporal Simmons was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound.

Corporal Simmons had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his parents and four sisters.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Cpl. Simmons,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of East Baton Rouge Parish. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 21, 2018

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