KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) The Kinston Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own officers, .
Officer Simmons is known as the longest-serving, certified active-duty officer in North Carolina.
In 1970, he was voted Policeman of the Year, while working with the Jacksonville Police Department.
One of Officer Simmons’s accomplishments is recognition from N.C. State Attorney General in which he received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate for dedication and performance by N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council.
Officer Simmons has 18 accommodation letters, 12 commendation awards, and attended more than 295 law enforcement training programs and courses.
KPD says, “Officer Simmons served through harsh times and through that strived to be a positive role model in the community. He astonishingly succeeded in doing that and touching the lives of many officers, staff, and community members. He will be greatly missed.”
- NC officials shut down church as ‘imminent hazard’ citing link to 3 deaths among 121 COVID-19 cases
- Charlotte police dodge gunfire while trying to stop driver at break-in call
- Jurkovec, Boston College roll over Georgia Tech 48-27
- N.C. State run defense struggles in 48-21 loss to UNC
- Families of those slain in Durham gather to seek end to gun violence
For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free.
Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now