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Thank You to the Community

The men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department and in particular the Metropolitan Division, wish to extend our deepest and most humble appreciation to the Los Angeles Community for its overwhelming support during our time of great loss. As you all know, our Metro Division brother officer, Randy Simmons, was a truly amazing human being. His death is an enormous loss to the entire community. It is due to your support that we are able to continue doing our jobs in a manner that will make Randy proud.

Your phone calls, letters, flowers, and donations for the Simmons and Veenstra families, has been truly incredible. There really are no words to describe your generosity and compassion, but it will certainly never be forgotten. Your show of support while lining the streets of Los Angeles as we traveled to Randy’s final place of rest, was truly an awesome and breathtaking sight. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to be there for us. It means more than you will ever know.

We are honored to serve the residents of Los Angeles. Please know that we are always here for you as you have always been there for us.


LAPD Metropolitan Division


To the LAPD SWAT Team:

We will be forever indebted to you for being there for the patrol officers and for having such phenomenal teammates such as Randy and Jimmy. Randy's legacy will continue as will our support and love for Jimmy and all of the SWAT team.

May God continue to watch over you and protect you in every mission. May God give you strength to begin the healing. May God give your families faith and confidence.


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