Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Basilio A. Simons

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Reflections for Detective Basilio A. Simons

Rest well , my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice at those sites. Until all of us who were there meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 10, 2021

What a ball buster Woody was, always making us laugh, at BNTNT. I played softball with him, and he made it fun, with trash talking to the opponents. I’m sure his missed dearly by his family, and those who got to know his kindness. RIP Narco Brother.

Detective Luis Rivera

January 10, 2021

Thank you for your service Detective Simons. RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 25, 2020

Rest in peace brother. I was there and, still here. Until we all meet one day.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 10, 2020

Rest easy in heaven on your 2 heaven anaversary

Mark Mottola

January 10, 2020

RIP Woody! Working with you always brought a smile and a laugh. You were taken way too soon! You are missed.

Terri Troise

January 10, 2020

Woody- I was honored to work alongside you in Brooklyn North TNT and always appreciated your spirit and dedication to the job and your fellow cops. I wish you eternal rest and peace in the afterlife. May God watch over you and your family always.

Sgt Daniel Murphy
Colleague NYPD

January 10, 2020

Det. Simons,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 10, 2020

On this 18th anniversary of 9/11 and on behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Basilio died as a result of an illness he suffered in the line of duty in 2001 during the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Simons family, fellow officers, and all who call Basilio beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Detective Simons gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 10, 2018. We shall never forget any of our 9/11 heroes and I hope you and your family know that a grateful nation mourned for you.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 11, 2019

Daddy, you were always a hero to me. Little did I know you'd be a hero to our country as well. Love and miss you dearly.

Crystal Simons

June 28, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 31, 2019

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