Wallace Simmons

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Service Record

Cherryvale Kansas Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service August 31, 2013 - April 12, 2016 (part time)
April 12, 2016 - October 2, 2020 (full time).[1]
Last Known Status Separated

Independence Kansas Community College Safety Office

Rank Safety Officer (part-time)
Dates of Service Approximately December 2020[2] - January 2021.[3]
Last Known Status Separated
The officer's name is also shown as Pete Simmons.

Incident Reports

2020 Detainment of Jayden Wyant

Witness video

On August 6, 2020, Simmons and another officer approached a group of teenagers in a park and asked about their possible involvement in a fight. The group denied any involvement. Wyant and Simmons argued about her rights to not speak to the officers. Simmons grabbed Wyant "in a rude and aggressive manner" and took her to his police car before dismissing her.[1]

Part of the incident was recorded on a witness's cell phone.[4]

Response Timeline

Simmons was placed on administrative leave.[5]

On August 10, 2022, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation was asked to lead the investigation.[5]

Simmons participated in a "pre-trial diversion" program.[1]

The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST) scheduled and rescheduled a meeting with Simmons to determine whether he could keep his certification; Simmons did not appear for any of the scheduled interviews.[1]

On May 8, 2023, the POST commission revoked Simmons' law enforcement certification for criminal conduct, unprofessional conduct, failure to cooperate in the investigation, and a lack of good moral character.[1]

LEO Ratings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Summary Order of Revocation, Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training, 2023-05-08
  2. Minutes, Board of Trustees Regular Meeting, 2020-12-14
  3. Minutes, Board of Trustees Regular Meeting, 2021-01-25
  4. Zachary Dodge, Investigation started in Cherryvale after officer accused of using excessive force on a minor, KOAM, 2020-08-010
  5. 5.0 5.1 Taina Copeland, Cherryvale police officer under investigation, Indy Daily Reporter, 2020-08-12