"We're more than happy to participate in these type of things," Louis police Sgt. John McLaughlin told KTVI. "We love it. We get more out of it than the seniors do."
The ride was not only for Simms' bucket list.
McLaughlin set up the trip in the police car so that Simms could drop off homemade gifts to the Five Star Senior Center, which supports seniors' independence by providing meals and a gathering place.
"She was so excited that she can ride in a police car and she said, 'Do you think you could put those handcuffs on me?'" Michael Howard, executive director of the center, told ABC News. "A St. Louis county car pulled up next to the police and Edie holds up her hands with the handcuffs on. She's just a riot."
According to KTVI, Simms has made more than 400 items for seniors at the center over the last year.
When asked if she enjoyed the ride, Simms said, "Oh, yes, handcuffs and all."