Police Officer Simmons Arrington

Police Officer Simmons Arrington

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1974

Simmons Arrington

Officer Simmons Arrington was shot and killed when he responded to reports of a man with a shotgun.

When he arrived on the scene, he approached the man who was sitting in a vehicle. The suspect stated that he was the one they were looking for and then shot Officer Arrington point-blank in the chest. Officer Arrington was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The suspect was shot and wounded by a responding detective. The man was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to Florida State Hospital.
Three days earlier Officer Arrington was the first officer to arrive at the scene of the murder of Sergeant Harrison Crenshaw. Officer Arrington was off-duty, hosting a barbecue at his home when he heard gun shots and went to investigate.
Officer Arrington had been employed with the Metro-Dade Police Department for over five years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed

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