The Lynchburg man shot and seriously wounded by two Lynchburg Police officers inside his home is suing the two for $12 million in damages. In a federal lawsuit filed today, Walker Sigler contends Savannah Simmons and Edward Ferron violated constitutional protections and were grossly negligent under state law, causing “permanent, devastating and disabling injury to Walker Sigler and his family.” The officers fired gunshots through the closed door of Sigler’s home in February of 2018. Sigler’s attorneys say the resulting wounds have resulted in significant and lasting pain, and the blood loss caused serious and permanent vision limitations. Ferron and Simmons entered guilty pleas in March to reduced charges in a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Lynchburg Police statement: The Lynchburg Police Department is aware of the pending litigation against Edward Ferron and Savannah Simmons regarding the Link Road officer-involved shooting from 2018. This recently filed civil case remains active. As such, the Lynchburg Police Department cannot comment further on any information related to the litigation.
On April 26, 2019, Edward Ferron voluntarily resigned from the Lynchburg Police Department. Savannah Simmons is currently on administrative leave without pay pending the result of an internal administrative investigation.