Portrait of Metro-Dade Police Department officer Simmons Arrington.

Portrait of Metro-Dade Police Department officer Simmons Arrington.


Image Number

  • PR20230

Year

  • Between 1968 and 1974

Series Title

General Note

  • Born on December 29, 1942, in Birmingham, Alabama. Joined the U.S. Air Force in January of 1965 and served in Saigon, Vietnam as a military policeman and helicopter pilot (seeing some combat). Returned to the U.S. in 1967 and was assigned to the 19th Bomb Wing at Homestead AFB. Just prior to discharge he applied for a position with the Metro-Dade Police Department and was released two months early from the Air Force to be a part of the October 21, 1968 Police Academy class. Married Albertha Nelson Carroll on May 10, 1970. Officer Arrington was shot and killed with a shotgun by Sam Smith Jr. while responding to a domestic disturbance call on May 21, 1974. His name is inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial (East Wall, Panel 19, Line 14) in Washington, D.C.

Rights

Title of Work

  • Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Dade County

Additional Creator

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Portrait of Metro-Dade Police Department officer Simmons Arrington. Between 1968 and 1974. Black & white photoprint, 7 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13761>, accessed 26 April 2019.

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Portrait of Metro-Dade Police Department officer Simmons Arrington. Between 1968 and 1974. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 Apr. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13761>.

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