“I really, truly believed that Grandpa was bulletproof.”

Toni Henson & Camaran Henson

Every family has a figure who captures the imagination of future generations of storytellers. For Camaran Henson, that figure is his grandfather, a former police detective he was convinced was immortal, like a superhero.

Though his grandfather didn’t prove to be immortal, Camaran still considers him worthy of his legendary status — and a deserving focal point of continued storytelling. He came to StoryCorps to remember “Detective Simmons.”

Listen to Toni and Camaran’s original StoryCorps interview.

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