Police Officer Simmons Arrington

Police Officer Simmons Arrington

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1974

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Simmons Arrington

Police Officer Simmons Arrington was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a man with a shotgun in the 15800 block of NW 38th Place.

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 at point-blank range 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 gunshots and went to investigate.

Officer Arrington had served with the Metro-Dade Police Department for over five years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 816

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed

domestic, weapons violation

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Rest in peace Officer Arrington. Always a true Dade County and Sunshine state hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 21, 2021

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