Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Patrolman Dennis O. Simmonds Age: 28 years old Tour: 6 years Boston Police End of Watch: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Police Officer Dennis Simmonds suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while working out at the Boston Police Academy gym at approximately 1:30 pm on April 14, 2014.

Officer Simmonds had suffered a head injury April 19th, 2013, when he was struck by shrapnel from an explosive device that was detonated during a shootout with the Boston Marathon Bombers in Watertown, Massachusetts, the day after they murdered Police Officer Sean Collier of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department.

After he collapsed in the gym he was rushed to a local hospital where he passed away.

Officer Simmonds had served with the Boston Police Department for six years. He is survived by his parents.

Remembering …

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