Police Officer Randal David Simmons

Police Officer Randal David Simmons

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 7, 2008

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Randal David Simmons

Police Officer Randy Simmons was shot and killed as he and other members of the Los Angeles SWAT Team made entry into a home at approximately 12:30 am.

The team had been deployed to the home after a subject inside called 911 and claimed to have murdered three family members.

As the team entered, the subject opened fire, striking Officer Simmons and a second officer. Both officers were immediately transported to Northridge Medical Center, where Officer Simmons succumbed to his wounds approximately 30 minutes later.

The subject was later shot and killed by another member of the SWAT team as the standoff continued.

Officer Simmons had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 22885

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

barricade, swat

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Randy and my father Jack Davenport Jr. were close friends. They went through the police academy together and remained friends during their 20+ years of protecting and serving the people of Los Angeles. I remember my younger brother having to complete a school assignment about careers and aspirations. His childhood dream was to become a LAPD SWAT Officer. Our Dad took us down to the South Traffic Division Police Station and introduced us to Randy Simmons. Randy had brought all kinds of SWAT gear, tools, and equipment to assist my brother with his project. Officer Simmons was very kind, patient and helpful that morning. The department needs more Officers like Randy.
Randy and my Dad "The Godfather" of motors "3-Mary-7" are both greatly missed. May their service and sacrifice never be forgotten.

Brandon Davenport

July 6, 2022

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