Commission Agrees To Name SWAT HQ For Slain Officer

Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 11:03 AM Author:

March 25, 2008The Police Commission unanimously signed off Tuesday on a plan to name the LAPD’s new SWAT headquarters for Officer Randy Simmons, who last month became the department’s first SWAT officer to die in the line of duty. The Metropolitan Division and SWAT are expected to move into the old Rampart Division station, located at 2710 W. Temple St., within the next six months. The naming proposal must still be approved by the Los Angeles City Council. Simmons, 51, was shot and killed Feb. 7 in a standoff with a young man who killed his father and two brothers inside a Winnetka home before he was shot by police. There are currently no LAPD facilities named after individuals who were not chiefs of the department.

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