Patrolman – Billy Wayne Simms

Patrolman - Billy Wayne Simms

End of Watch:  Friday, April 18, 1986

Patrolman - Billy Wayne Simms

Biographical Information

Age: 39
Tour of Duty: 2 years, 6 months
Badge Number: 1

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Friday, April 18, 1986
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: N/A


Patrolman Simms was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing Rogers Avenue near Barling at 2055 hours. He was on patrol when he stopped to assist a disabled motorist. He had activated his emergency lights and walked across the street to the car. When he finished with the motorist he was walking back to his patrol car when a car struck him. He was knocked into the path of another car and was killed instantly. 

Patrolman Simms had been with the agency for over two years and was survived by his wife, daughter, son, mother and sister.