Officer James Simmons

Officer James Simmons

North Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, October 12, 1992

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James Simmons

Officer James Simmons was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer during a seminar they were attending in Louisville, Kentucky.

The detective's weapon was accidentally discharged in their hotel room at the Holiday Inn South-Airport.

Officer Simmons had served with the North Charleston Police Department for 6 months. He is survived by his sons, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 350

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location Kentucky

accidental discharge

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Almost 30yrs. I miss and think of you everyday. The emptiness that was left with your passing has never been filled,
I Thank God that he allowed us to spend so many great times together! The day will come when my race is run and I will see you again in glory.
I love and miss you Brother

Captain Melvin Cumbee (Ret)
North Charleston Police Department

August 23, 2021

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