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

To the Simmons Family and L. A. P. D. - Our hearts are heavy. We pray for you and pay homage to Randy. He lived honorably.

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

~Sine Cera~

Captain John Luna
Grapevine (TX) Police Department - Honor Guard

February 7, 2008

Godspeed Brother...Go in Peace

Det. R. Murphy

February 7, 2008

rest in peace,my prayers are with your family,friends and everyone in your law enforcement family.

fellow officer ,hagerstown md.

dfc

February 7, 2008

There are no words.....

February 7, 2008

It always saddens me to hear of yet another officer giving the ultimate sacrifice while serving to protect all of us. My deepest sympathy and lots of prayers go out to your wife, and entire family, also to your friends, and your department. I know that Angel wings softly carried you high into the heavens above, where as God has you 10-4 forever more in his loving arms.You will not be forgotten! God Bless!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Police Communications 911 Center

February 7, 2008

Officer Simmons,

Words don't adequately describe the profound thanks and appreciation that is in my heart in regards to your service and selfless sacrifice. My prayers are with your family and friends that they may be strong during this difficult time. Watch over us and rest easy.

Jake
Son of LAPD Officer

Jake
Father of LAPD Officer

February 7, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

February 7, 2008

may god bless you and your family and our fellow officers in the l.a.p.d. in this time of sorrow; and may god welcome you into heaven brother.

retired po m. townsend
baltimore city police

February 7, 2008

May God bless you Officer Randal Simmons. You died a true hero among the best America has to offer. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the entire LAPD. May you rest in peace.

Lieutenant Matt Canfield
Laconia Police Department

February 7, 2008

You've fought the noble fight and now God has called you home. Return to Him in honor, my brother, and rest forever in peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. You are my Hero!

Jeff
Former GPD Officer

February 7, 2008

Our prayers go out to this fallen heroes familly and brother officers. This hero layed his life down so others would not have to.

Officer D. Buck
Pittsburg Police Dept.

Police Officer D.Buck
Pittsburg Ca. Police Dept

February 7, 2008

Ofc. Simmons, you are a brave man and dedicated officer. Rest in peace.

K9 Officer

February 7, 2008

godspeed brother 1*

JMAC
1811

February 7, 2008

Officer Simmons,

Rest in peace my brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt M. Fontaine
California Department Of Corrections

February 7, 2008

Randy Simmons was a great guy. I was very saddened to hear that it was he, the one that was shot and killed this morning. As a young man, my dad (LAPD Cmdr. Jim Tatreau) was the lieutenant at South Bureau CRASH and would take me on search warrants where SWAT officers would stage in the LA Coliseum parking lot in the dark, early morning hours. There, Randy would come over and say hello and show me all the neat SWAT stuff and introduce me to his other team members. He was an impressive, good-natured person. God bless the Simmons' family.

Lt. Jim Tatreau, Jr.
LASD

February 7, 2008

Rest in Peace my brother, your family will be in my prayers. To fellow officers of LAPD, all of you will be in my prayers as you mourn and may God look over all of you during this dark hour.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2008

God Bless you and your family Officer Simmons.


Los Angele County Sheriff's Dept.

February 7, 2008

Randy was stronger than I, smarter than I, and a helluva lot better looking than I. Yet, he was always one of the most humble cops who I ever had the pleasure to work with. I sat in some of his classes. I would sit there in awe, when he would seek me out for my opinions, while he was the instructor, teaching the class. He sat in some of my classes. As a patrol officer, and later after I became a patrol supervisor, Randy was often part of the cadre to respond to one of my SWAT Requests.

His mere presence at the scene caused less-tenured, as well as veteran officers to have a sense of relief.

His death is a loss to the Department, but his death is also a loss to the L.A. Community. The smoke is still clearing at the crime scene, and I have already had hardcore gangmembers, under arrest here in Southeast Station express condolence, and one even remembered Randy from a previous incident here in Southeast.

The fact that guys who are no fans of LAPD, would take the time to recognize Randy, speaks volumes.

Most had no idea that Randy was also an ordained Minister, and that he would come into "da hood," reaching out to the young, without tooting his horn.

Randy: Thank You for saving my guys and me on so many occasions. Give fellow LAPD SWAT Member Louis Villalobos, a big hug for me up there in Heaven.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

February 7, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers. May you rest in peace.

Donna
Saint Louis, MO

February 7, 2008

Randy- I think I only spoke to you once, while you were conducting MMF training near my substation-My Sgt was with you in a recent AOT school also; you left an impression as a hard working,happy, yet humble officer.If we could have warned you that something like this terrible incident would have happened,I don't think you would have turned your back on it - you would have went forward and did the best you could.God bless and keep you now.....

Officer M.K. Gentry
L.A.AIRPORT PD

February 7, 2008

Randy,
Your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time? May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it. These are "American Heroes" who just yesterday were women and men just doing their job!

REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

February 7, 2008

This is a man who lived and died for the SWAT of LAPD. One a tragic end for a man who gave so many years and for the Department.

My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Simmons and to the LAPD.

God Bless You and Keep You, Officer Simmons. Rest in Peace.

Sylvia S. Trembelas WitSec Desig Admin
FBOP, Ret'd

February 7, 2008

You are a true HERO. God speed.

Cpl. K. McGee
Murphy P.D. Tx

February 7, 2008

May God bless officer Simmons, his family, and fellow officers in this difficult time. He is truly a hero and will never be forgotten.

Sergeant
Grand Rapids Police Department (Michigan)

February 7, 2008

May you rest in peace, sir.

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
U.S. Border Patrol

February 7, 2008

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