This Guest Column comes from a Homicide Watch reader, who writes about Simon Anderson. Anderson was fatally shot Aug. 6 in Northwest DC.
Simon was born on October 24, 1971, in Washington, DC and has lived in the city his entire life.
Simon was an outspoken, people person who loved life and his five children (ages 15-4). In his life, Simon studied and practiced the Islamic faith and was an avid believer. Always on a quest for truth, he pursued education and travel. He also enjoyed car racing and sports and even had a passion for antique muscle cars - a few of which he restored to their original condition.
Simon had many accomplishments during his life but, there are two that he was most proud of. First, because of his lifelong love for driving, he pursued his CDL license and became a long distance professional truck driver under his own company, Anderson Carriers. Second to none, however, were his children. Simon had no greater joy than the time he would spend with them. He always strived to be the best father he could possibly be, and because he retained to the end his youthful spirit, he knew how to be a kid with his children and loved playing with them.
He will be deeply missed most of all by his loving children.