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

R.I.P brother.

Badge 195
Winston-Salem Police, NC

February 7, 2008

Rest in peace brother. We will never forget.

A Deputy
LASD

February 7, 2008

God Speed....Sir.

Deputy Loonsfoot
Marquette County Sheriff Office

February 7, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Off. Randy Simmons and the men and women of the L.A.P.D. As a former SWAT Co-Commander myself, I sympathize with the SWAT members in this unusually rare occurance. May God be with you all.

Chief Russell Barnes
Zephyrhills PD - Florida

February 7, 2008

Officer Simmons, you are a true hero. Godspeed. My heart- felt sympathies go out to your family and to all of our brothers and sisters in the LAPD. "It is not how these officers died that made them heros; it is how they lived."(NLEOM Washington DC) Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Robert Stober
Branchburg Police Department (NJ)

February 7, 2008

May God bless your entire family and all of your friends. Thank you for your courage and service. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

February 7, 2008

On behalf of the CSP, our condolences for your loss and injuries suffered by the other officer. Officer Simmons served proudly and died valiantly. He will forever be a hero.

Trooper
Colorado State Patrol

February 7, 2008

Brother Simmons, you are going to be missed by all your brothers and sisters in blue. Thank you for all your service to the city of LA, the state of California and the USA. You are a model officer. It is now your time to do your tour in Heaven. Rest in Peace!

Sgt. Keith Strasheim
Corpus Christi, Texas Police Dept.

February 7, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God bless Officer Simmons who fought so bravely in this incident. You will not be forgotten...

Officer G. Marumoto
Anaheim PD

February 7, 2008

Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family. Family members - hang in there, your loved one is with our Lord.

K9 Patrolman Jeffrey R. Johnson
Newtown Twp. Police Dept.

February 7, 2008

Rest in peace brother, may god be with your family and fellow officers during this difficult time.

Patrolman J. Scarborough
Panorama Police

February 7, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 7, 2008

My prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult of times. Please KNOW that we do not take your sacrifice lightly. God Bless You!

Sgt. B Morris
Texas DPS Narcotics

February 7, 2008

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin PD

February 7, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons as well as to the Los Angeles Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Simmons, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

February 7, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you sir and thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Deputy Kenny Schaaf
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Ofc Florida

February 7, 2008

A sad day for your department and family. May God be with all of you at this time of great loss.

ksd171
kenosha sheriff Wisconsin

February 7, 2008

I AM A WARRIOR
by Jon F. Hooper

I fight not for glory or fame,
For they are momentary.
I fight for those who can't.
I fight for Justice.
I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden.
And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets,
For I serve to protect the innocent.
It matters not where or when,
For evil knows no boundaries.
Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny,
I will not flee.
Justice is my weapon.
Faith is my shield.
Hope is my armor.
Cry not at my passing,
For it was my Honor to fight for you.
Shed not tears of sorrow,
But tears of joy,
For now,
I stand with God.

P.O. Eric Witherby
HPPD

February 7, 2008

Rest in peace Officer Simmons, Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Andy
Former Police Officer

February 7, 2008

Thank you for your service. Your family is in my thoughts. May you rest in peace.

Ptl. Melissa Miller
Forest Acres P.D. South Carolina

February 7, 2008

My prayers go out to Officer Randal's family. I pray that you find the strength and comfort in your time of need.

Malinda

February 7, 2008

Thank you for your selfless service and comittment. We will be praying for your family during this difficult time.

Pastor Dan Murray

Dan Murray
Chaplin

February 7, 2008

"When he shall die take him and cut him out into stars and he shall make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun." - Shakespeare

God Bless you and your family.

Cynthia Miller

February 7, 2008

SAINT MICHAEL'S BOYS

Not long ago, the struggle between Good and Evil erupted, again, into war. The Devil threw his forces against the very Gates of Heaven, themselves. His attack beaten back, he withdrew and called for a meeting with God.

And Satan began.....

Who were those men who stood their ground,
When they were just some thousand few?
And when Gabrielle's Army is clad in gold,
Why did they all wear blue?

"They were out-numbered ten-to-one
And should have run like new-born foals,
But when they showed no fear I realized
That you'd used men who have no souls,

"And there, at last, I have you,
Through all your boasts you've lied,
So no more claims of righteousness
And behind no more Commandments hide,

"You've cheated and you've robbed me,
Those men, they are my proof,
The soul-less can't be yours in Heaven,
But mine in Hell, beneath my roof."

God listened, then replied....

"My poor, misguided child
Can't you see the error of your ways?
Those men just stood against you, now,
As they did in mortal days,

"I knew they wouldn't turn and run,
For they've seen your worst before,
And that is why I placed them there,
To keep safe and gaurd my door."

"As for those battered coats of blue,
They're worn with such fierce pride
That if I ordered them to change,
Then even I might be defied,

"Ye, you believe they have no souls,
When their souls are why they're here,
For in life each took an oath they kept
Although the price was steep, and dear,

"Even tempted by the face of death
Their hearts did cowardice decline,
You see, they never could be yours,
As they were then, and always, mine,

"And it's strange that you don't know them,
Since you've sent me every one,
Each time your murderers and theives
Killed a policeman's father's son,

"With tear-stained eyes I greet them all,
Cut too soon from their families' joys,
So send me all your soldiers of Hell...
And they'll meet Saint Michael's boys."

Rest in peace, you will NEVER be forgotten.

Mark

February 7, 2008

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


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February 7, 2008

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