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
A fundraiser Sunday in memory of Det. Brian Simonsen of Calverton raised more than $25,000 for scholarships. The fundraiser, hosted by the memorial foundation started in his honor, drew close to 700 people to East Wind Long Island in Wading River, according to Mike Lojko, one of the organizers.
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.
More than 40 K-9 officers and their dogs stood at attention as the funeral procession for Rocky passed through Veterans Memorial Park Monday morning to honor the German shepherd killed in the line of duty last week. READ