Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Randal David Simmons

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 7, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Randal David Simmons

My childhood mentor, Randy Simmons, was a LAPD officer and SWAT team member. He had brought it (career in law enforcement) up in church and when I got interested, he talked with me about it. Sadly, Officer Simmons died in the line of duty on a LAPD SWAT call out in 2008.

Keishawn Abney

May 17, 2023

Randy and my father Jack Davenport Jr. were close friends. They went through the police academy together and remained friends during their 20+ years of protecting and serving the people of Los Angeles. I remember my younger brother having to complete a school assignment about careers and aspirations. His childhood dream was to become a LAPD SWAT Officer. Our Dad took us down to the South Traffic Division Police Station and introduced us to Randy Simmons. Randy had brought all kinds of SWAT gear, tools, and equipment to assist my brother with his project. Officer Simmons was very kind, patient and helpful that morning. The department needs more Officers like Randy.
Randy and my Dad "The Godfather" of motors "3-Mary-7" are both greatly missed. May their service and sacrifice never be forgotten.

Brandon Davenport

July 6, 2022

I didn’t know Officer Simmons but read about his death the day it happened. I work for Bakersfield PD about 100 miles north. The following day 2/9/08 I was shot twice on duty and nearly killed. I have no doubt that God and all the other Blue Angels who have fallen protected me that night. RIP Hero, we will maintain the watch.

Sergeant Bakersfield Police, Ca Dennis E
Bakersfield Police CA

February 8, 2022

I didn’t know Officer Simmons but read about his death the day it occurred. I work for Bakersfield PD about 100 miles north of LA. The following day February 9,2008 I was shot twice on duty and survived with the protection of God, as well as the countless other blue angels like Officer Simmons. RIP hero we will maintain the watch down here.

Sergeant Bakersfield Police, Ca Dennis E
Bakersfield Police CA

February 8, 2022

Rest in peace, Randy. You will always be remembered.

Fellow SWAT officer
Los Angeles Police Department

February 7, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 7, 2021

I came across a video of your funeral today Officer Simmons. Please know you aren’t forgotten. Thousands of your fellow law enforcement officers still hold the line in your memory and the memory of every fallen law enforcement officer in this country. Rest in peace.

Police Officer Kevin Shum
Stockton School Police

July 11, 2020

You are an Los Angeles Police Department legend and the legacy that you left behind is a constant reminder of the cop that you were. I am reminded of the quote, "What we do in this life, echoes in eternity." You are appreciated by so many people who had the honor to meet you and by those who heard of you. God bless you and your family. KMA 367

Sgt. R. Alvarez #26529
LAPD retired

May 9, 2020

RIP Ofcr Simmons. We will never forget your service and sacrifice

Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles
County Sheriff

February 7, 2020

Thank you for your protection and commitment to the disadvantaged youth of LA

Senior Constable (Ret)
NSW Police Tactical Operations Unit

October 12, 2019

Officer Randal David Simmons will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

August 10, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Simmons.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 7, 2019

So sorry for this loss of a good man and Officer. RIP Brother

Capt. J.E.Ackerman
City of Vista FD

February 13, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

February 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 10th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 7, 2018

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 21, 2017

We have not forgotten you sir, God Bless.

Arizona State Troopers

August 12, 2017

Randy, you will never be forgotten, and I will never forget that I couldn't be there in your moment of need.

P-3+1 Chuck Wohlfeiler
LAPD Swat, retired

February 20, 2017

Godspeed Brother. Another cowardly and senseless attack on our brothers in blue. Continue to rest in God's place and watch over your loving family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

February 7, 2017

Not a day goes by...

Policeman Randy Walker
Los Angeles Police Department

August 11, 2016

We are all hurt by the senseless murders of five Dalllas police officers. I visited their pages and somehow was led to this page. My wife passed away last year. She was only 44. Although I am devastated by her loss, certain events in my life have occurred that tell me that she is still with me and our children. She belived in God and his son, and we would pray together. Randal Simmons may not be here physically, but he is still serving God and still serving us here on earth. Reading about Randal Simmons makes me want to be a better person. Thank you sir! God's grace and glory are eternal. The enemy will be vanquished and death will utterly be destroyed. Life on earth is short and We will all be together in heaven one day. Randal, one day I will find you and this Air Force veteran will stand at attention and give you the military salute that you have earned. Don't be surprised if I start chewing your ear about football and that goofy SWAT reality show that I watched on TV. Keep up the good work Randal!
Love and blessings
David G.

David Goldman

July 11, 2016

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

You were such a blessing to this city and your legacy continues to be an inspiration to so many of us.

Ofcr Cooper

May 17, 2015

Randy IS a fine man and a true person, just what GOD intended. I played ball against Randy in the Police League, what a MONSTER!
We all gained from Randy's time on Earth and his values!!!
The great part is Randy left a foot print that it is easy for all of us to follow him in make sure his work lives on.
Kenny B #5

Motor Officer Retired 1979-2012
Phoenix P.D.

April 8, 2015

Officer Simmons, the people of this great city of Los Angeles are and will be forever grateful for your service and sacrifice. Your life-long commitment to the protection and safeguarding of our people will serve as inspiration for me and my classmates. God bless you and your family.

LASD Academy Class 403
September 28th, 2014

Recruit Flores, Jonathan
Culver City Police Department

September 29, 2014

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