Lisa T. Simmons - is the wife of slain LAPD SWAT officer Randal (Randy) Simmons and mother of Gabrielle and Matthew Simmons.

In hopes of continuing Randy’s legacy of love and outreach she established The Randal D. Simmons Outreach Foundation where she serves as the CEO.

Lisa is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, holding two Bachelor of Arts degrees with majors in Developmental Psychology and Law and Society. She operates and owns a State Farm Insurance Agency and is also co-owner of a family restaurant called New Orleans Vieux Carre’ Creole Restaurant.

Lisa worked very closely with her husband and other outreach site leaders in helping to spread love and hope to the less fortunate and disadvantaged.



Melinda Harleaux – is the sister of Lisa Simmons and sister-in-law of Randy Simmons. She is an assistant to the vice president, Home Loan Production Manager with Countrywide Home Loans and has over 20 years of lending experience.

Melinda is a co-owner of New Orleans Vieux Carre’ Creole Restaurant, which is a family owned business as well as a Real Estate investor.



Sharon “Cookie” Sumlin – is the sister of Lisa Simmons and sister-in-law of Randy Simmons. She has been a Federal Government employee for over 25 years as a courtroom clerk with The United States Bankruptcy Court. She is also a real estate agent for Keller Williams Inc. and a restaurateur as co-owner of New Orleans Vieux Carre’ family restaurant.

Sharon is a member of the Southwest Board of Realtors, The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce and a non profit organization called Louisiana to Los Angeles which provides college scholarships.



Wilfred “Fred” Sumlin- was Randy’s brother-in- law and close friend. He is the husband to sister-in-law Sharon Sumlin, and godfather to Randy’s daughter Gabrielle Simmons. Like brothers, Fred and Randy would often talk sports, work-out together, and discuss ways to help their wives develop good nutritional habits.

Fred has worked for The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for over 31 years. He currently holds the title of Assistant Superintendent of Metro Operations and the Operations Control Center.

Fred is also very active in reaching out and encouraging young students about researching and pursuing a career with The Department of Water and Power.



C. Denise Beaudoin, Esq.: Attended USC undergrad and UCLA Law School and has been practicing entertainment law for over 15 years. Denise is a long-time friend and honorary member of the Hunter family.

Denise was there to see Lisa off on her 1st date with Randy and had the privilege of saying a prayer at their wedding and was very instrumental in organizing and working with The Los Angeles Police Department and the Family in coordinating his beautiful funeral service.



Gayle Gordon – Gayle Gordon is an employee of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) functioning as Student Support Services Program Coordinator.

Having a heart for children Gayle has held myriad positions with (LAUSD) as a Consultant Case Manager and Family Advocate She retired from the County of Los Angeles after twenty- six years of service with both Department of Public Social Services, and Department of Health/Mental Services

Gayle served along with Randy in helping various community development centers. Gayle was very instrumental in helping to establish and organize toy and food give away fundraisers as well as other outreach projects.



Margo Yvette Cave, JD - currently works as a Tax Consultant for Ernst & Young Accounting Firm. She has an economics degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School.

Margo met Randy through a mutual friend and introduced him to Lisa. "It was Love at First Sight!"


Suzette Gauthier – is graduate of California State University Dominguez Hills. Ms. Gauthier holds a Masters Degree, Public Administration (M.P.A.) and a Bachelor of Science Degree, Public Administration/Criminal Justice.

She has over 15 years of experience working for public agencies. Currently, Gauthier, works as an educator for Los Angeles Unified School District and posses a Real Estate and Notary license with the State of California.

As a friend to the family for over 25 years, Suzette is committed to continuing Randy’s legacy by helping those in underserved communities.



Floyd Curry is a former partner of Randy Simmons and current member of the Los Angeles Police Departments Special Weapons and Tactics team.

Officer Curry is a former Marine and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.



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