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Thursday, January 5, 2012

[AL] Goodbye to loved Randolph County Reserves Sheriff's Cpt. Brenda Sims

Brenda Joyce Haygens Sims
September 12, 1952 - December 31, 2011

Funeral services - Thursday January 5, at 1pm
Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel.
Burial: Randolph Memory Gardens.

...Because Mr. and Mrs. Sims worked with RCSO, Sheriff David Cofield called the Alabama Bureau of Investigation to work the case, which is under investigation but at this time appears to have been an accident... Mrs. Sims was a captain in the reserves and Mr. Sims is a major...

SEPTEMBER 2012 UPDATE: ROBERT SIMS INDICTED FOR THE MURDER OF BRENDA SIMS. KUDOS TO ANY AND ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT, COURT, AND FAMILY WHO HAD A PART IN BRINGING THIS CASE FORWARD.

RESERVE DEPUTY DIES WHEN GUN DISCHARGES
The Randolph Leader
Vanessa Sorrell Burnside
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 9:20 am
[Excerpts] WEHADKEE - A Randolph County Sheriff's Office reserve deputy was accidentally killed while preparing to shoot at targets in her back yard on New Year's Eve afternoon. According to the report, Brenda H. Sims, 59, of 3552 County Rd. 30 wanted to practice shooting in order to qualify for her pistol permit. Her husband, Robert Gary Sims Jr., 45, also a reserve deputy, set up the targets in the back yard and then brought out the bags in which the couple stored their guns. When Mr. Sims set the bags on the truck, he heard a pop, looked over at his wife and saw her slumping down. One of the guns had apparently fired from within the bag... He then put her in his reserve deputy car and drove to Corner One in Roanoke to meet the ambulance there.... Mrs. Sims was pronounced dead in the parking lot of Randolph Plaza. Because Mr. and Mrs. Sims worked with RCSO, Sheriff David Cofield called the Alabama Bureau of Investigation to work the case, which is under investigation but at this time appears to have been an accident... Mrs. Sims was a captain in the reserves and Mr. Sims is a major... [LINK]
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7 comments:

  1. Doesn't sound right.

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    1. It IS right though. I know you don't know them personally, and with all the craziness between husbands and wives, it's easy to jump to conclusions. But please don't. I have worked with both these good people. If there is one thing I def can tell you it is that Mr. Sims did NOT intentionally shoot his wife. He loved his wife very much and she did him as well. They have been Volunteer Reserves with the Sheriffs Dept for many many years. They have worked numerous events and spent countless hours of their time both day and night to help give a sense of security and protection to our little community. They are both upstanding people who gave their time and was not afraid to even sacrifice their own lives If needed to protect and serve the citizens of our community. We appreciate and respect them greatly for all they've done.

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    2. I agree with anonymous. I too have worked with Mr. Sims when he worked in Lagrange,Ga. Guns with a 6-11 lb trigger pull simply do just "go off".

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  2. Brenda Joyce Sims
    Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    (ROANOKE) Funeral services for Brenda Joyce Sims, 59, of Roanoke will be Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Jamie Taylor and Gerald Sheppard officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens.

    Mrs. Sims died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.

    A Randolph County native, Mrs. Sims was born Sept. 12, 1952, the daughter of Edgar and Thelma Osborne Haygens. She was a member of Paran Baptist Church and Randolph County Sheriff's Auxiliary.

    Survivors include...

    http://www.therandolphleader.com/obituaries/article_0812de2c-3635-11e1-936d-001871e3ce6c.ht

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  3. Grand jury issues report, returns criminal indictments
    The Randolph Leader, Roanoke, AL
    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Fifth Judicial Circuit assistant district attorney Amy Newsome said the most significant indictment returned by the recent grand jury was the indictment of Robert Gary Sims Jr., 46, of 3552 County Road 30, Roanoke for murder in the death of his wife, Brenda H. Sims, 59. Both Sims were reserve Randolph County deputies. At the time of her death it was termed to be an accident when a gun in the bag fired when they were going to practice shooting...
    http://www.therandolphleader.com/news/article_c5aae15c-07e3-11e2-9f82-001a4bcf887a.html

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  4. [AL] Sheriff's Major Sims indicted for murder in the death of wife, Sheriff's Captain Brenda Sims
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2012/10/al-sheriffs-major-sims-indicted-for.html

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  5. Do guns with a 6-11 lb trigger pull just go off?

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