Amarillo Police officer dies from car crash injuries

This is a discussion on Amarillo Police officer dies from car crash injuries within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Today we are mournng the loss of one of our officers, Mark Simmons. He was married and had 2 beautiful daughters. Just last week we ...

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Amarillo Police officer dies from car crash injuries

  1. #1
    VIP Member
    Array 64zebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Panhandle of Texas
    Posts
    6,437

    Amarillo Police officer dies from car crash injuries

    Today we are mournng the loss of one of our officers, Mark Simmons. He was married and had 2 beautiful daughters. Just last week we had taken up collections from people in the department to purchase Christmas gifts from the officers to give to the kids.


    Amarillo.com | Local News: APD officer dies from injuries suffered in 2005 wreck 12/17/08

    APD officer dies from injuries suffered in 2005 wreck

    An Amarillo police officer has died from injuries he sustained in an on-duty car crash three years ago.
    Officer Mark Simmons died at his home in Quanah today. His death is the first to occur in the line of duty for the Amarillo Police Department in 23 years.

    Simmons suffered life-threatening injuries when a pickup rear-ended the unmarked police car he and another officer were in on March 24, 2005.

    Simmons, 29, joined the force Oct. 18, 2001, after nearly a year as a corrections officer at the Randall County jail. He retired from the APD on May 30, 2006, because of his injuries and was presented with the Star of Texas by Gov. Rick Perry. The award is given to officers who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.

    Flags in Amarillo are ordered to fly at half staff and all sworn personnel in the city are to wear black strips across their badges.

    Funeral services are pending.
    LEO/CHL
    Certified Glock Armorer

    "I got a touch of hangover bureaucrat, don't push me"
    --G.W. McClintock

    Independence is declared; it must be maintained. Sam Houston-3/2/1836
    If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member
    Array ccman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    CT, USA
    Posts
    2,021
    Sorry to hear. RIP.

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array Paco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    McKinney, TX
    Posts
    3,499
    Suffered for 3 years, wow. RIP to an officer and protector of the public. God be with his family!
    "Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt

    -Paco
    http://www.shieldsd.net

  5. #4
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,509
    Must have had some very serious injuries...I feel badly for his family.
    May he R.I.P.
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array Rexster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    SE Texas
    Posts
    1,772
    This is sad to see. I remember when he was injured. Rest in peace, brother.

  7. #6
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    21,138
    May he R.I.P. and his family find the strength to see them through.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

  8. #7
    VIP Member
    Array 64zebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Panhandle of Texas
    Posts
    6,437
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Must have had some very serious injuries...I feel badly for his family.
    May he R.I.P.
    yes, back of car was smashed like an acordian, back bumper was pretty much in the rear seat and rear seat smashed into the front seat
    he never regained consciousness after the wreck, was in hospital in Lubbock until this summer when they moved him Quanah
    LEO/CHL
    Certified Glock Armorer

    "I got a touch of hangover bureaucrat, don't push me"
    --G.W. McClintock

    Independence is declared; it must be maintained. Sam Houston-3/2/1836
    If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?

  9. #8
    Member Array skycop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    York County, PA
    Posts
    19
    RIP Brother.

  10. #9
    Distinguished Member Array Rexster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    SE Texas
    Posts
    1,772
    My sergeant's unoccupied Crown Vic was hit last night, while we were diverting traffic on I-10 around a jack-knifed semi rig. This is a dangerous business.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Bad: Police officer dies after being shot overnight
    By Soular in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 4th, 2009, 10:58 AM
  2. Virginia State trooper dies following Henry County crash
    By DaveH in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 27th, 2009, 04:21 AM
  3. Man shot by Largo police officer dies: MERGED
    By rolyat63 in forum Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: October 4th, 2008, 01:40 PM
  4. Portland Police Officer Dies After Shooting At His Home
    By DMan in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 6th, 2008, 06:06 PM
  5. Texas Police Officer Killed In Car Crash
    By QKShooter in forum Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: October 18th, 2005, 10:28 AM

Search tags for this page

amarillo police car
,

amarillo police cars

,
anarillo police forum
,

glock armorer amarillo

,
mark simmons amarillo police office
,
mark simmons marriage amatillo
,
mark simmons, amarillo
Click on a term to search for related topics.