Technical Sgt. Charles W. Simons III
United States Air Force Security Forces
End of Watch: Friday, November 19, 1999

Biographical Information:
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: Unknown

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Wednesday, November 17, 1999
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Charged with involuntary manslaughter


Technical Sergeant Charles Simons died two days after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic near a gate of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The base had received a bomb threat at the main gate and several traffic control points had been setup. After the bomb threat was cleared, officers were attempting to clear the checkpoints of the heavy traffic.  A motorist who was upset about the delays exited his lane of traffic and drove around the other stopped vehicles. Sergeant Simons was struck at an intersection by the vehicle, which was traveling at approximately 45 mph in an area with a posted limit of 25 mph. Sergeant Simons was taken to a local hospital where he remained unconscious until passing away two days after the incident.