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 got back into his patrol car.

The person who struck Officer Simms was caught after a brief foot chase and charged with reckless driving. He was sentenced to one year in prison, pay $750, and 600 hours of community service during three years of probation.

Officer Simms was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, who also served with the Metropolitan Police Department.

Officer Anthony Simms's brother-in-law, Officer Thomas Hamlette, was shot and killed during a scuffle at a nightclub on July 18, 1998.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 25, 1996
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender One year and 600 hours of community serv

traffic stop

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Officer Simms,
On today, the 25th 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 USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

June 3, 2021

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