Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 by

A Tribute to LAPD Officer Randal Simmons

LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons was killed in the line of duty during a SWAT operation on February 7, 2008.

Now NRALifeofDuty.tv (presented by Brownells) has created a film about his beliefs and work as a man, and LAPD Officer. The program is entitled “Protect & Serve” and you can watch the trailer below. (A link to the full feature is at the bottom of this article)

Police Officer Simmons was shot and killed while entering the residence of a murder suspect. The suspect had called police and stated that he had shot three of his family members. The department’s SWAT team responded to the call and Officer Simmons and Officer James Veenstra were the first officers… to enter the suspect’s house and both were shot by the suspect. The officers were transported to a local hospital where Officer Simmons succumbed to his injuries. Officer Veenstra survived.
Source: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund at: http://www.nleomf.org/officers/search/search-results/randal-d-simmons.html

The “Protect & Serve” Full Feature
LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons was a well respected officer, a loyal husband, a devoted father and a friend to many. But above all else, Randy was a man of tremendous faith, a man who truly lived to protect and serve.

A tribute to LAPD Officer Randal Simmons was just created as one of their “Patriot Profiles” on the NRA “Life of Duty” Online Network. CopsAlive.com is proud to salute Officer Simmons in the hope that we can all learn to be better cops and better people, from his legacy. Rest in Peace Brother!

CLICK HERE to link to the NRA Life of Duty site and view the full Randal Simmons Patriot Profile “Protect & Serve”

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