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

Godspeed, Officer Simmons. You will never be forgotten. My prayers are with your family. May you rest in peace.

Friend of Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Wimberly, Sr. EOW 9-22-98

February 8, 2008

On behalf of the United States Border Patrol, our prayers are with you, your family and all the Los Angeles Police Department. May you Rest in Peace… we take over the watch. Thank you for your service.

SBPA Efrain Sella
US Border Patrol

February 8, 2008

God Bless his family and fellow officers. My prayers go out to all of them.

Godspeed.

10-7 OD.

David Bailey (Ret.)
Menlo Park, CA PD

February 8, 2008

Officer Simmons, thank you for our valor and years of service. You were among the brave, the caring, the honorable. You lived your life so that we as a society could continue. Without you, America would quickly plunge into a state of anarchy. We owe everything to you. What a truly sad day for all of us. Again: thank you. You will be missed.

AJF
Former San Diego Police Officer

February 8, 2008

My heart breaks for Officer Simmons' family and fellow officers. I honor his life, his service, and his sacrifice. From reading the reflections of those who knew him, it is clear that he was well-thought-of and a hero in every area of his life. May God bless those left behind with the comfort that only He can give.

February 8, 2008

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

Deputy Sheriff
San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept., CA.-Victorville City Station

February 8, 2008

My heartfelt sympathy goes out ot the family and coworkers of Officer Simmons.

Although I did not have the privilege to know you personally, I grieve for your loss my friend. Rest in peace knowing that those of us left behind will proudly cover your post on the thin blue line.

God Speed

Sgt. D Balough
Memphis Tx P.D.

February 8, 2008

Godspeed Brother....You shall not be forgotten.

P.N.
LASD

February 8, 2008

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. REST IN PEACE BROTHER, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!

Sgt. Daniel Abrahamson
Osceola County Sheriffs Office

February 8, 2008

God bless you, my brother. Thank you for your service to your community. Your family will be in our prayers. Godspeed.

Carl Parker, Retired ICE Agent
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

February 8, 2008

Ofcr. Simmons, your bravery and actions opitimize our SWAT motto: "Respect All Fear None." Rest well my brother, we now have your watch.

Criminal Investigator Mike Tamez
Kingsville Police Department

February 8, 2008

God bless you, my brother. Thank you for your service to your community. Your family will be in our prayers. Godspeed.

Carl Parker, Retired ICE Agent
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

February 8, 2008

Rest. in peace brother...

Sgt. Juan Padilla Sevilla
Manati City Police, Puerto Rico

February 8, 2008

My heart and prayers go out to Officer Simmons' family, friends, and fellow officers of the LAPD. His service to the citizens of Los Angeles will not ever be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

Commander James A. Pickett
Evanston,Il Police Dept.

February 8, 2008

Rest in peace brother. Your family is in our prayers.

Trooper Ike Lorentz (Ret)
Alaska State Troopers SERT

February 7, 2008

Godspeed, Officer Simmons. You will never be forgotten.

Brother of Officer Ricardo Lizarraga, EOW 2-20-04

February 7, 2008

Officer Simmons,
"Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the conquest of it."
You lived your life in courage, you left this world with honor.
There is no greater gift that a man can give, besides his life, for what he believes in.
You are the reason my children understand the word "Hero".
Rest in peace, my brother.
God bless you and your family.

Officer Bryan Phelps Badge#320
Bethlehem City Police Department P.A.

February 7, 2008

God Bless you and your family!!

J.T.
Son of a retired Omaha police officer

February 7, 2008

Rest in peace Randy. To your family, be proud and take care. Your extended family will always be there for you and I'm sure you've already seen that.

Corporal
Riverside Sheriff's Department

February 7, 2008

Rest in peace Brother.

1773P
CSPD

February 7, 2008

Dear Officer Simmons:

You are a true hero, May god bless you and your family

Sgt Thomas Meaney Retired
Scarsdale Police Department

February 7, 2008

From one SWAT operator to another; Godspeed and RIP brother.

SGT CH KEAN
Springfield, IL PD

February 7, 2008

My deepest sympathies for the family of Officer Randy Simmons. LAPD officers are the best. What would we do without you guys? I have family in the LAPD. God bless all of you.

Gerhard Desir
Citizen of Los Angeles

February 7, 2008

Officer Simmons you are a True Hero and will not be forgotten. God Bless You and your family.

Deputy Sheriff NS
LASD

February 7, 2008

“REMEMBER ME”
Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
“IT IS IN DEATH THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER”
Author Unknown

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

February 7, 2008

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