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 Jerry 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 East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office for three years. He 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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Another New Year. Hard to believe it's been 32 years, but that's where we are. Still miss you, but I think your sisters have all made you proud. Love you Jerry.

Lieutenant Valerie Arnold, retired
Baton Rouge Police Department
Sister of Cpl. Gerald Kevin "Jerry" Simmons,
East Baton Rouge S.O. EOW/11-21-1988

January 2, 2021

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