Detective Brian Simonsen

The members of the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to the family of  NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen Killed in the LOD

Tuesday February 12 at around 6:10 p.m. after receiving a 911 call stating that a man has taken two employees to a back room at gunpoint in a T-Mobile store

Det. Simonsen and Sgt. Gorman, both in plainclothes responded to above call where the perpetrator exited the back of the store with a weapon in hand which was later determined to be a fake handgun. Upon exiting the back of the store the perpetrator simulated pulling the trigger while trying to flee the store. Detective Simonsen was struck once in the chest succumbing to his wound, his partner Sgt. Gorman was shot once in the leg and is in stable condition.

Wake and Funeral details are as follows:

Viewing Service:

Monday February 18, 2019       1400-1600

Tuesday February 19, 2019       1900-2100


Church of St. Rosalie

31 E Montauk Highway

Hampton Bays, NY 11946


Funeral Service:

Wednesday February 20, 2019

Time: 10:00

Location: Same As Above