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Officer Anthony W. Simms

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 1996

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Reflections for Officer Anthony W. Simms

Officer Simms,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

June 3, 2021

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 18, 2020

Officer Simms,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 3, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Simms.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2019

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

June 3, 2015

Oh My Tony...I thought about you today and how you use to ride your bicycle to uncle Merle's house. You were so good to me and Liz when we were little girls. Spoiled us rotten especially Liz and we loved and adored you for it. We grew up to be women I think you would be proud of. Liz is a hard working loving mom to a beautiful little girl. I know you loved Liz but Smoosh as I call her would make you melt to pieces. I finished college and am navigating my way through the world. I'm glad I have a place to talk to you. I miss you cousin more than words can say. Until the next story.

XOXO. .....Missy

family member

June 19, 2014

Words cannot express after 17 yrs you are still in my mind and heart daily,I no longer ask Why,its not for me to know ,till we meet again brother Your loving sister Cindi and her children Liz,Larry &Hillary,& my two grands,Kaya lynn &Braylon Anthony,your name will be carried on.


June 8, 2014

17 Years ago today. I will never forget.

Sgt. George BElleville
Howard County Police Dept. (Retired)

June 3, 2013

Tony, It was a pleasure to have known and worked with you.

Rest in Peace.

Lt Mike McAlister
Fairfax County Va Police

May 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Uncle Tony it's a shame I never got to meet you, but I will carry your name on forever.

Anthony W. Simms II

October 9, 2012

16 years ago today the world lost a great man, and the Metropolitan Police Department lost a great cop. Tony will never be forgotten.

Sgt. George Belleville- HCPD- (Ret.)

June 3, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Tony and I worked private security together, lived together, and did our damndest to become police officers together, running our a**es off, he in his airtight plastic jogging suit with sweat pouring off of him. I always worried that I'd have to do CPR on him... He was hired by MPD, and I by Howard County. After riding with him on patrol (and he with me), I was able to see how much he LOVED his department, his fellow officers, and his work. He couldn't believe that he actually was able to do the job AND get paid of it, too! Great cop and great friend. I am privileged to have been "Brother Mahvin" to him and his Best Man.

Ret. Det. Martin Johnson
Howard County (MD) PD

June 3, 2011

Officer Simms:

I just stopped by to remind you that you are not forgotten. My brother, the first officer on the scene that night, held you in his arms until additional help could arrive. He spoke of you again yesterday. We will see you again in Heaven.

MPD sister


March 1, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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 the solace of all those who love and miss you. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 4, 2010

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


November 5, 2008

I remember our days as we served together,laughed together and grew as officers and friends.Your professionalisum and devotion to duty,friends and family was your creed. You are and always will be missed.

Security Sgt (Ret ) Bradley Jones

December 21, 2007

"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

December 9, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Simms on the anniversary of his passing.
May God continue to comfort you all. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher

June 3, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Simms, we have the watch...

”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!


April 8, 2007

Officer Sims, I did not know you but I appreciate you and all you did.

Pat Odom
Brian Gibson's aunt

August 18, 2006

Tony, my partner, I really miss you and your crazy ways... Ever since the Lord called you home, the alcohol unit have not been the same. I have renamed the unit to "The Impaired Driver Support Unit", you know politics, a subject I'm no good at. Man, I wish and ask GOD why didn't you just go home that Memorial Day Weedend night???, and I have yet to get a answer. I know the LORD knows best, but sometime I think it is very selfish to keep such a nice, beautiful person to HIS SELF. Tony your job photo will forever memorialize the Impair Driver Support Unit, and ever since you left, I have never had another partner!!! Tony I know you still hang around in the office from time to time, but just remember this, you will never be forgotten......, I just wished you had went home....

Your Lifetime Friend and Partner,


Officer Kelvin King

July 1, 2006

Been thinking about you lots of late,
I miss you much,but sometimes prayers take a long time to be answered,but the right ones are.

February 26, 2006

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

January 25, 2005

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