Officer James Simmons

Officer James Simmons

North Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, October 12, 1992

Add to My Heroes

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 28 Reflections

Officer Simmons,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of North Charleston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 12, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.