Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Carl A. Simons

Leoti Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 25, 1976

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Reflections for Chief of Police Carl A. Simons

I remember theat night way back in Leoti, ks.I was only 10 years old.

Thomas Martinez

May 4, 2021

40 years tonight, we will always remember you with love.

Kay Todd

May 26, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

Rest in Peace, Chief Simons. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

37 yrs without you Dad. We honor you today, the day of the anniversary of your death. We honor you every day, for all you taught us in the short time we had with you. We kept him in, another 3 yrs.....battle again we will then.
Love you Dad,


May 25, 2013

This is the year Richard McCowan comes up for parole....after 37 years, you would think we would be used to fighting to keep him in. But fight we will again, come April, he will have heard from our family to keep him in prison. Away from us, away from a society that doesn't want him back out in it. Love you Dad, in your memory we fight.


February 10, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 25, 2012

Dad, coming up on your day of us losing you......missing you always. many. Know we still honor you and will keep on fighting to keep your killer behind more year till we have to worry about it again. Not fair, he looks in the best of health while you can't be here with us. 36 years is not long enough for him to pay. You will always be our hero. Hope you and Brett are up there swapping stories. Take care of our kiddo, he didn't have near enough time here either. Love ya Dad.

Proud daughter of Carl A Simons

May 23, 2012

I now work at your old beat. I see your picture everyday i go to work. I have heard your story when i was in highschool here and once since i came back to be a Deputy here. Men like you inspire me to devote my life to the betterment of other's lives. I appreciate your sacrifice, and hope to serve this same community as faithfully as you did.

Deputy Kristopher T. Casper
Wichita County Sheriff's Office

June 11, 2011

We will always be saddened by the thought of the grandfather we missed, but greatful for the mother you gave us!


May 25, 2010

We miss you Dad! I wish you were here to see your grandkids and great grands! They would have learned so much from you. Alot of you is in them, especially your patience, awnriness, and lead foot! McCowan is still in jail!! After 34 yrs and 1 short parole which he violated---he is in till 2013! May he rot in prison.
Love you & miss you Dad
Your little grease monkey, Kay

Kay Todd

May 25, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary 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.

I hold your family in my heart's embrace today and pray for their solace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 25, 2010

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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 25, 2007

Rest in Peace Chief Simons. Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called son's of God.

K-9 Cpl Kevin D. Lampe

February 24, 2007

Chief Simons,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wichita County.


May 25, 2005

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