41 D Man of Valor: The Story of Swat Officer Randy Simmons

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iUniverse, Jul 25, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages

Every spouse of a law enforcement officer fears that middle-of-the-night phone call. Author Lisa Simmons has lived that nightmare. On February 7, 2008, her fifty-one-year-old husband Randy Simmons responded to a SWAT Call-Up in Winnetka, California, where he was tragically killed at the hands of a deranged man during an eleven-hour hostage rescue standoff that resulted in a quadruple homicide.

In 41 DMan of Valor Lisa tells the story of her husbands multifaceted life and of his amazing accomplishments both in and out of uniform. This biography narrates how Randy overcame trials and tribulations, how he put his faith in God, and how he worked tirelessly to better the lives of underprivileged children. It shares the details of his life as a devoted husband, father, mentor, minister, football coach, and twenty-seven-year-veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. It discusses his death as the first in LAPD history of a SWAT officer losing his life in the line of duty, of his most unprecedented funeral, and of the awards he received following his death.

With honesty, candor, and conviction, 41 DMan of Valor delivers a true story about a man who continues to inspire as much in death as he did in life. It shows how his legacy lives on through the many people he touched.

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My name is Denise!
I bought this book at the book signing launch on Friday the 24th and have only torn myself away from it to sleep.
This story is the most riveting & entriguing story I have ever
read in my life.
I can feel Lisa's pain & Love on each page.
If anyone has ever doubted about there being a God, guess no longer!
 

Contents

Saying GoodBye to New York
1
Welcome to California
9
From Fairfax to Washington State
14
Far from Home
24
An Unexpected Journey
35
A Badge for Officer Simmons
41
SWAT
46
TGI Fridays
50
Time Is a Silent Thief
149
Welby Way
163
Press B Please
168
Breaking News
176
Planning the Funeral
185
The Outpouring of Love
202
41DEnd of Watch
216
The Aftermath
233

Dating Baby Girl
56
Tying the Knot
67
And the Two Shall Become One
75
Family + SWAT + Church A Busy Lifestyle
89
The Balancing Act
98
Committing to a Vigorous and Rigorous Life
111
Call to Duty
118
Church Family and Glory Kids
127
Sacrifices
137
The Unsubstantiated Investigation
247
Mixed Emotions
259
A Twist in the Maze
272
Honors and Dedications
284
My New Normal
291
Grace for a New Season
300
Epilogue
313
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About the author (2012)

Lisa Simmons s a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and carries on her husband’s legacy through the Randal D. Simmons Outreach Foundation. She has been associated with State Farm Insurance for twenty-five years. Simmons lives with her two children and is remarried to William L. Jones Jr.

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