Mourning the loss

The Swatara Township Police Department is saddened to announce the passing of Retired Detective Sergeant Robert Simmonds on June 20th.

Det. Sgt. Simmonds was hired by Swatara Township in 1980 and faithfully & honorably served the community and police department for 27 years, retiring from duty in 2007. Upon his retirement, Det. Sgt. Simmonds was in command of the Swatara Township Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division. He continued to work in the private sector after his retirement and was a regular visitor to the police department. His visits and fellowship will be sorely missed.