Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 10:07 AM Author:

Los Angeles, July 16 2008 Memorial billboards posted in honor of LAPD Officer Randal Simmons will be installed this week around Southern California. The 20 billboards for the slain officer thank the community for their many expressions of caring and support. “Our family wanted to find a visible way to express our sincere appreciation for the outpouring of love, support and prayers that we have received from everyone around the world. The cards, flowers and words of condolences are too numerous to count,” said Lisa Simmons, wife of Randal Simmons The first billboard went up today in Los Angeles at Florence Avenue, just west of 5th Avenue, on Clear Channel Outdoor location #2533. “Partnering with the Los Angeles Police Protective League, wewanted to recognize Officer Simmons’ service to Los Angeles and to the nation with these billboards,” said Layne Lawson, Public Affairs Director for Clear Channel Outdoor. The posting of the billboards was donated by Clear Channel Outdoor. Officer Simmons was shot and killed as he and other members of the Los Angeles SWAT Team made entry into a home on February 7, 2008. The team had been deployed to the home after a suspect inside called 911 and claimed to have murdered three family members. As the team entered, the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Simmons and a second officer. The suspect was later shot and killed by another member of the SWAT team as the standoff continued. Officer Simmons had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife Lisa, two children, parents, and two sisters.


  1. Kim T. says:

    I think the billboards are absolutely wonderful! Let people know who Randy Simmons was and what he stood for. He was a great man!!

  2. Randy Walker says:

    Not a day goes by…

    Randy Walker

  3. Karen Bossier says:

    A small business owner, a Referee-a number of my co-officials are L.A.P.D., Sheriff, Firefighters etc.. We pray with and for them in every way. God bless them and thank you for the support!