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Guard Joseph Lillard Simms

Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, March 12, 1937

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Reflections for Guard Joseph Lillard Simms

Thank you, sir for you're ultimate sacrifice!!

Sergeant Mike Menser
Kentucky Department of Corrections

December 13, 2022

I'm his grandson I worked twenty years with the Texas Dept of Corrections. Worked up the ranks Lt.,Capt.,Major and retiring as Asst. Warden. Then pusuing a new career as apolice officer for twenty six years. All because of his legacy. Never got to know him but he had to one hell of a man

Roland Reynolds
Retired Asst WardenTx dept of corr

June 25, 2015

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for service and ultimate sacrifice.

Lt. Paul Spears
Tennessee Dept. Of Correction

Lt. Paul Spears
Tennessee Department of Correction

March 12, 2014

Guard Sims,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Tennessee. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 12, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th 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 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 am sure you are proud that your family has continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 12, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

March 12, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 12, 2010

I know as you look down from above and wonder did I leave a legacy to follow.The answer would be yes. Iam proud to say you are my GREAT GRANDFATHER who gave his life so others could be safe.

Daniel Brett Reynolds
great grandson texas dept of corrections

January 23, 2009

I never knew you but followed in your footsteps.First with the Texas dept of Corrections and the Law enfocement.Mom said you would be proud. I know I am proud to say you were my GRANDFATHER.

Gene Reynolds
Grandson,Retired Warden Texas

January 23, 2009



March 12, 2008

it has been almost 70yrs since you were taken but you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service

wife of a leo

January 31, 2007

JL, you did a great service for the people of Tennessee. The giving of your life was uncalled for but your memory will live forever. Your family will always be proud of you, both blood and TDOC family. Rest now and forever with your family and we shall continue your work.

CPL Mills

January 5, 2007



August 11, 2005

God bless you and your family. Rest in peace.

St. Louis City Police

May 24, 2004

Gone but not forgotten. Rest in Peace!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen, PA

February 3, 2004

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