Kettering police shooting: Services set for man who sought officer job

Services have been set for the Kettering man killed by police last weekend as officers responded to a domestic dispute at his apartment.

The family of Mitch Simmons will hold public services Thursday and Friday, according to his obituary.

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Simmons, 24, was fatally shot Saturday night in his Chatham Village apartment by an unnamed officer responding to the report of a domestic dispute.

The 2012 Beavercreek High School graduate had days earlier interviewed with Kettering Police Chief Chip Protsman and two captains as the department looked to fill two officer vacancies.

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The Ohio University graduate with a criminal justice degree had cleared several hurdles in the job application process with the Kettering Police Department.

Since earning his degree, Simmons had been employed at Wright-Patt Credit Union in the Fraud Prevention Department and was recently promoted to the position of fraud investigator.

The family will greet Simmons’ friends on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. at the Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, Ohio 45249. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Church United Methodist, 3440 Shroyer Road, with Pastor Jenn Carter officiating.

Family graveside services will be held on Saturday at the Newport Cemetery in Newport, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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