In Susan Carey Dempsey’s recent conversation with Sgt. Terry LeGrady of the Shelter Island Police Department, they discuss the recent loss of his former NYPD partner, Det. Brian Simonsen of Riverhead, and the Shelter Island community’s outpouring of support in the months that followed.
As Sean Mackie stood at the podium Saturday afternoon set up under a tent on South Jamesport Avenue, he pointed toward the nearby community center where he recalled playing basketball with so many of his friends as a kid. Nearly every day in the summer they would meet to play hoops. And Brian Simonsen would always be there. READ
South Jamesport Avenue will be named in memory of NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen during a ceremony Saturday afternoon. Riverhead Town police have issued a traffic advisory, noting several road closures. READ
Blue ribbons lining the streets from Riverside to Jamesport, honoring fallen New York City Police Detective Brian Simonsen, shimmered bright in the Saturday morning sun as the Greater Jamesport Civic Association presented a scholarship to 17-year-old Riverhead High School senior Jordyn Stromski. (more…)
The Riverhead High School softball team paid tribute to fallen NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen Tuesday.
Arm in arm, Det. Simonsen’s mother, Linda, and wife, Leanne, stepped into the pitcher’s circle to throw out two ceremonial first pitches, drawing applause from dozens of supporters at the Riverhead High School field.