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Police Officer Simmons Arrington

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Simmons Arrington

Rest in peace Officer Arrington. Always a true Dade County and Sunshine state hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 21, 2021

A true hero, off duty and on. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

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

May 21, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

August 16, 2017

You are remembered today and always for your courageous service. May the Lord bless your family. Rest in Peace my brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

May 10, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 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 21, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 21, 2012

RIP Brother, you served well Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

May 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Arrington. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Dear Sim and Family Members,

I just discovered this site today or I would have posted a tribute to you way before now. It has been 40 years since you went home to be with the Lord but I remember it every day at I look at your photo in my den right in front of this computer. You were the partner I chose to work with me in Community Services and you were outstanding at it. God gave us three great years together and I thank you for all the wonderful memories I have. I was there with you in the emergency room with you when the Lord took you home and I can't wait for our "reunion" in heaven. To all the family members I also thank you for the memories of Sim and I look forward to our reunion also.

God Bless you all.


Ret. Det. Earl S. Chantlos
Metro Dade Police Dept. Simmon's Partner

September 19, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Arrington, your courage and dedication will not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2011

I want to express a sincere thank you to Mr. Arrington. I was eleven years old returning home from grade school when I heard of his death. Mr . Arrington volunteered as a big brother to my little brother. I've always admired you and still do. Rest in peace Simmons.

Darryl Grant
My brother's big brother

December 6, 2009

Officer Arrington,

Today I honor you for the sacrifice you made for the people of Dade County so long ago. You are not forgotten. I will never forget.

Senior Officer J Anthony Sandoval
Kingsville Police Department

April 11, 2009

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 a long time 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 Officer Arrington.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008



February 6, 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
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

October 3, 2007

I have missed you for 35 years, you were a good brother.
You are gone but never will you be forgotten.
I love you very much and I know you and daddy are having a good time.

Rest in peace!!!

Ruby Arrington

May 29, 2007



April 8, 2007

My heart goes out to Officer Arrington, his family, and the Miami-Dade Police Department. God bless and rest in peace.

Officer Pelay
Fayetteville, NC Police Dept.

September 29, 2006

I will never understand why it is that people who commit crimes are mentally competent to do so, but mentally incompetent to stand trial and face conviction... amazing, absolutely amazing...

I find myself,
in between

that space where life stands still
things as I knew
no longer are

a quiet lull
in void of you
that lingers in my grieving days
as I learn to be...
in between

the no-mans-land where two worlds meet
death and life
a still retreat / a raging storm

still movement forward
standing still
is empty now

and struggle I to find my way
waiting, lingering
curling, stretching
standing still

making room for something new
my in between

and waiting now for life to come
midst this death

important time...this in between
to feel / to grieve and hold / be held
to heal / to say goodbye
and reach hello
and wait for what is next enter in

March 12, 2005

A Million Times

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would have never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

March 3, 2005

Thank you for your service. A man is measured by his honor and most wish to be even a little like you. You are not forgotten. Rest in peace and God bless.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

January 7, 2004

Rest in peace brother; you''ve done your time in hell. May all of us,warriors present and past, be together again someday. You will never be forgotten!



August 20, 2003

Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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