Patrolman Kevin Simmons

Patrolman Kevin Simmons

Spencer Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, December 9, 1982

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Kevin Simmons

Patrolman Kevin Simmons was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

Unknown to Patrolman Simmons, the two offenders had just burglarized a local drugstore. The men began to struggle with Patrolman Simmons in an attempt to gain control of his service weapon. During the struggle, one of the attackers was shot in the stomach. The second was able to gain control of the gun and shoot Patrolman Simmons in the head.

The assailants escaped but were later captured. The shooter was sentenced to life in prison, where he later died.

Patrolman Kevin Simmons was a U.S. Army veteran and served with the Spencer Police Department for over 1 year. He is survived by his mother, four brothers, and five sisters.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 1 month
  • Badge 11
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

traffic stop

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Patrolman Simmons,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 9, 2022

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