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Remembering Randal Simmons

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simmons.jpg The police officers arrived by the thousands — members of a family bound not by blood, but by a uniform and a badge.

They were joined by countless other mourners Friday, inside a cavernous South Los Angeles church and throughout the region, to honor slain Los Angeles Police Officer Randal Simmons. The 51-year-old officer was remembered as a deeply religious man, devoted husband, caring father and model cop in a tearful three-hour funeral service.

Simmons was shot and killed last week during a tense standoff with a San Fernando Valley gunman who already had killed three members of his family. He is the first member of the city’s elite Special Weapons and Tactics unit to be killed in the line of fire since its start nearly 40 years ago.

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Written by Symphony

February 20, 2008 at 9:34 pm

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  1. Man, that’s sad. That’s why I feel that police officers and firefighters deserve waaayyyy more pay than they get.

    Randi523

    February 21, 2008 at 10:25 am


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