Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Brian P. Simonsen

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Reflections for Detective Brian P. Simonsen

Rest in peace Detective Simonsen. My dad Patrolman Owen C. Davis may he and you rest in peace worked from 1928 until 1966 out of the 102nd precinct.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2024

May your family be proud,of you making the ultimate sacrifice!

Cpt Larry Meyers

February 12, 2023

I remember when the supervisors in the academy mustered us up to discuss your passing. I also remember attending your funeral on eastern LI in the sea of blue in my gray uniform.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Prayers to your family Sir.

P/O Heintz
-Grandson of Retired NYPD “Fighting 9th”
-NYPD 75th 2019-2021
-Greenwich Police Department CT

April 8, 2022

To the family and friends of Detective Brian Simonsen, his fellow officers , and most especially to Brian:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Brian was tragically killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers and officers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Brian's family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinguished service Brian gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 12, 2019

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

It’s been 22 months since I lost my husband. The day he died, a huge part of me died along side him. All I want is that his sacrifice never be forgotten. Brian was the most giving soul one could ever know. I was the luckiest girl for him to have chose me. I will forever carry his heart within my heart ♥️

Leanne Simonsen

December 14, 2020

Rest in peace, Detective Simonsen. Blessings to you and your family, and to all NYPD protectors.

David Dearborn, Glastonbury, CT
Private citizen, former Richmond Hill resident

September 13, 2020

Detective Simonsen may you rest in internal peace on the first anniversary of your tragic death. Thank you for your 19 years of service god bless you

Mark Mottola

February 12, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 12, 2020

Sir, you will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 25, 2020

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over nine years. I pray that Brian's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

January 11, 2020



August 3, 2019

Never to be forgotten. Rest in peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

July 18, 2019


Police Officer Steven Zazulkewycz
Passaic PD

June 27, 2019

To all the family and friends of Detective Simonsen, So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort,hope, and peace from God.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

June 19, 2019

Such a sad and unfortunate loss... God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

What a terrible situation. Prayers for all of the officers involved in this, as well as the family of Detective Simonsen. Rest in peace Detective. Godspeed

F/Sgt. C.A. Burns
South Carolina Highway Patrol - Troop 7 Post A

April 7, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II, Ret. Fire Lt., Baltimore City Fire Department.

March 28, 2019

So Sorry for the loss, I pray that GOD will watch over the family and fellow officers that served with this officer. May God give some sense of peace. We all lose when a LEO falls. Take hope in the fact they are now patrolling Heavens Streets. Again my deepest regrets for the loss.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

March 20, 2019

RIP Detective Simonsen. My sympathies are with your family, colleagues and friends.

SFC William L Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

March 14, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

March 7, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 3, 2019

Your family and agency are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service! May you Rest In Peace.

Dispatcher Hunter Morrell
Sullivan County, TN Sheriff’s Office

March 1, 2019

Rest in peace brother we got it from here

Explorer Lieutenant Dondre Alexander
Henry County Police Department

February 28, 2019

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matt 5:9. R.I.P. My Brother

P.O. Alison Richardson
NYPD (ret)

February 27, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy Jamie Davis Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Retired Pittsylvania County Virginia

February 24, 2019

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