Sergeant Rickey Joe Simmons

Sergeant Rickey Joe Simmons

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, February 4, 1992

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Rickey Joe Simmons

Sergeant Rickey Simmons was shot and killed with his own weapon while struggling with a mental patient. He had responded to an initial report of a burglary in progress but discovered that the call was actually a domestic dispute.

Sergeant Simmons was attempting to arrest the male subject when a struggle ensued. The subject was able to gain control of Sergeant Simmons .357 caliber revolver and fatally shot him. The man fled but was apprehended a short time later.

The man was apprehended subsequently sentenced to life plus 15 years in prison for murder and burglary.

Sergeant Simmons had served with the Jackson Police Department for just under 25 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 516

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender In custody

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To the family, friends and colleagues of Hero Sergeant Rickey Joe Simmons: l proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter, on his behalf today. I am so sorry for your loss. I am also sorry that you have to keep reliving that pain with each new parole hearing.

To Sergeant Simmons: Thank You for service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten!
God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

February 4, 2019

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