Officer Anthony W. Simms

Officer Anthony W. Simms

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 1996

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Anthony W. Simms

Officer Anthony Simms succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier after being struck by a vehicle while running radar in the 9th Street Tunnel. He had stopped four cars in the tunnel and was struck as he was getting back into his patrol car.

The person who struck Officer Simms was caught after a brief foot chase and charged with reckless driving.

Officer Simms was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 10 years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 597
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 25, 1996
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Arrested

traffic stop

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Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 18, 2020

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