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Detective W. C. Simmons

Texas City Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 13, 1974

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Reflections for Detective W. C. Simmons

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 13, 2020

Rest in Peace Detective W. C. Simmons. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Texas City, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of your murderer.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 17, 2016

YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER IN THE MEMORY OF THOSE YOU LEFT BEHIND. MISSING YOU ALWAYS, YOUR FAMILY.

Tommy Simmons & Bobbi LaFond
Son & Sister

February 10, 2014

Heroes live forever, Detective Simmons, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Texas City and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 13, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2013

May God bless you for the sacrifice you made in the name of law and order! I have been a Texas Peace Officer for 25 years in Galveston and currently serving last 10 years with your department, Texas City PD. I try to attend Galveston County Police Week Memorial every year and always proudly hold a special place in my heart when your name is called and the rose is laid down in your honor!

Sr Officer Lee Stephenson
Texas City Police Department

August 4, 2012

Rest in peace, Detective Simmons. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Texas City and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 13, 2012

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Detective Simmons.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 17, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 27, 2008

I REFLECT UPON YOUR MEMORY AND, ALTHOUGH I PATROLLED THE SAME STREETS YOU HAVE AND WORE THE SAME BADGE OF THE COMMUNITY YOU ALSO WERE SWORN TO SERVE LONG BEFORE MY TIME; I STILL APPRECIATE THE SACRIFICE YOU MADE IN DOING SO. I ALSO OFFER CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY WHO MISSES YOU. GOD BLESS YOU.

DETECTIVE J. L. PLASEK
LAMARQUE PD

January 9, 2006

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