Police Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons
Los Angeles Police Department
End of Watch: Thursday, February 7, 2008
Tour of Duty: 27 years
Badge Number: 22885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, February 7, 2008
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Officer Randy Simmons was shot and killed as he and other members of the Los Angeles SWAT Team made entry into a home at approximately 12:30 am. The team had been deployed to the home after a suspect inside called 911 and claimed to have murdered three family members.
As the team entered, the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Simmons and a second officer. Both officers were immediately transported to Northridge Medical Center, where Officer Simmons succumbed to his wounds approximately 30 minutes later.
Officer Simmons had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and three sisters.
* A very sad day for LAPD, Los Angeles in general. Just think. That wife kissed her husband off to work. Kids said see ya later Dad. Then some supid criminal takes him away.
You know what ticks me off. MSN had this story on their front page for a 1/2 a day, but if he had been in a "beating" they, the media would have covered it a whole lot longer and made sure he looked like a bad person.