Detective W. C. Simmons

Detective W. C. Simmons

Texas City Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 13, 1974

W. C. Simmons

Detective Simmons succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 7 years earlier when he was shot while attempting to disarm a man while visiting a fellow officer's home. The suspect was the other officer's son-in-law and had come to the home in search of his wife. Detective Simmons took a large bowie knife from the suspect but was then shot when the man produced a .45 caliber pistol. The suspect then entered the home and shot and killed the other officer's wife before being shot by the officer. Detective Simmons remained paralyzed until his death 7 years later.

Detective Simmons was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 1, 1967
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace Detective W. C. Simmons. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Texas City, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 17, 2016

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