Sergeant Dennis Oliver Simmonds

Sergeant Dennis Oliver Simmonds

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dennis Oliver Simmonds

Sgt. Dennis Simmonds suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while working out at the Boston Police Academy gym at approximately 1:30 pm.

Officer Simmonds had suffered a head injury April 19th, 2013, when he was struck by shrapnel from an explosive device that was detonated during a shootout with the Boston Marathon Bombers in Watertown, Massachusetts, the day after they murdered Police Officer Sean Collier of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department.

After he collapsed in the gym he was rushed to a local hospital where he passed away.

Sgt. Simmonds had served with the Boston Police Department for six years. He is survived by his parents.

He was posthumously promoted from officer to sergeant by the Boston Police Department on June 14, 2018.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Not available

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 11, 2018

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