Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Alva Ray Simmons

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 10, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Alva Ray Simmons

Rest in peace Officer Simmons.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 27, 2019

BEST FRIEND, just thinking about you, as I always do. I miss you with my whole heart, that silly and cheesy grin, and just your comical ways; you always made you laugh :) It's been nearly 34 years since I heard your voice, but I do have a VHS with you on it. See you in heaven big brother <3 3/18/85- (6/26/85) -7/10/2004

To everyone here, thanks for remembering Alva, he's my hero. xoxo
God bless you all!

Linda
Alva's sister

March 21, 2019

I remember all the times you and Malcolm Williams would stop by the house on Whitney Ave. Those were the best times. I will always remember you, Ray. Thank you for all the laughs.

LaVerne Mars
Friend

August 28, 2018

You served your City, State, and Country with courage. You were taken too soon at the hands pf a coward, but may the Lord bless and watch over your family always. Rest in peace my brave brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department

July 1, 2016

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 10, 2013

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEO's

June 10, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth 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.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

July 10, 2009

RIP and continue to watch over your loved ones from the Heavens above.

Anonymous

September 25, 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

November 1, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 3rd anniversary of your end of watch. Thank you for your service to law enforcement. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 10, 2007

Once again we remember your sacrifice on the 3rd
anniversary of your EOW. Your memory is alive and well. God bless your loved ones.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

July 10, 2007

We are remembering you on the 2nd anniversary of your death. People from all over America are honoring
your sacrifice. May memories of happier times replace
the tears.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

July 10, 2006

You stayed for 19 years and I know Our Lord had a special reason for this.May He continue to comfort and strengthen your loved ones as the journey along the road to where you will be reunited again.

July 10, 2006

You are remembered and honored on this second anniversary of your death. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

July 7, 2006

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, July 10, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Police Officer Alva Ray Simmons who died in the line of duty on this date one year ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Simmons’ sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

July 11, 2005

In loving memory of P.O. Alva
Simmons. On the first anniversary
of your death, I remember the impact
this had on me a year ago. Time
has not diminshed my admiration.
God bless your sweet family.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

July 10, 2005

REMEMBERING OFFICER SIMMONS TODAY.
WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN HIS SACRIFICE.

LORRAINE BOND
MOTHER OF DEP. DONALD KENNETH BOND, JR.
EOW: 09.06.01

July 10, 2005

I worked with Alva in the 2nd District, when I was a new sergeant. I remember I once introduced him to my wife as "The best cop in the district."
I'm glad I had that opportunity.

He was a god oficer to work with and did much more than his share.

Lt. Jack Willoughby
New Orleans P.D. (Ret.)

May 13, 2005

May you rest in peace.

Deputy Sheriff
Indiana

April 10, 2005

We will miss you Alva.

DEPUTY SHERIFF
GWINNETT COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE GA

November 9, 2004

Godspeed

anonymous

October 28, 2004

may go bless you and your family

skip roberson

August 18, 2004

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

911 DISPATCHER
LANCASTER/GARRARD 911

August 16, 2004

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS WISH TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH
OFFICER SIMMONS, HIS FAMILY AND CO-
WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE

August 1, 2004

My thoughts and prayers to Officer Alva Simmons, her family and to the New Orleans Police Department.

You will never be forgotten!!

Sergeant Damon Cole
Double Oak Police Department, Texas

August 1, 2004

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