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In Memory of Officer Anthony W. Simms

Anthony W. Simms

Date of Death: June 3, 1996

Officers Thomas J. Hamlet and Anthony Simms:

You two are not forgotten. I think about how one family could lose two angels. Your smile, your laugh, and the fun you would have remain in our hearts and minds. You are watching over us right now, and we are all the better for knowing you. We love you.

—Anonymous, August 2003


You're always in my heart, you're often on my mind. I'll never let your memory die as long as I'm alive. It makes me sad, it makes me cry, that we had to say goodbye.

— Mother
Submitted May 25, 2003

In loving memory of officer Anthony W. Simms (1960-1996).
Daily you are in our thoughts, and forever you shall remain in our hearts. The circle remains unbroken. We will miss you always!

— Love, Cindi, Liz, Larry and Hillary
Submitted May 25, 2003

Gone, but not for forgotten. You are always in our hearts.

— Marty ( brother)
Submitted May 25, 2003

Always remembered in our hearts and mind, you're always in our thoughts, but we know that you are up there watching out for all of us and everyone else as you always did. You are still much missed.

— Aunt Linda
Submitted May 25, 2003

We miss you everyday. We miss your laugh and your smile. We think of you every day. We miss you so much, more than words can say.

— Love always, Missy (Cousin)
Submitted May 29, 2003

In memory of my nephew:

It has been seven years since you left us, but it seems like only yesterday. I work in DC now and often find my self looking to see you on your motor. You were someone special in many people lives, and the memories will always be with us. I know that god takes only the best, and he needs someone to police the angels... you were that special angel he needed. You are missed and loved always.

— Love Aunt Clara and family
Submitted May 31, 2003

Date of Death: June 3, 1996
Rank: Officer
Location of Death: 9th Street tunnel, SW

On May 25, 1996, 35-year-old Officer Anthony W. Simms, a 10-year veteran of the MPDC was conducting traffic in the 9th Street tunnel, SW.

Officer Simms was in the process of entering his cruiser when he was struck by a truck. The truck was traveling southbound in the 9th Street tunnel at a high rate of speed, struck Officer Simms and the vehicle parked behind Officer Simms' patrol car.

Officer Simms was transported to Prince George's County Community Hospital and admitted in serious condition. He succumbed to his injuries at 6 pm on June 3, 1996.

View additional information about the Anthony W. Simms Tunnel Designation Act of 2000.

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