Messages of Sympathy
On behalf of the Ozone Park Residents Block Association, the OZPKRBA Board, the Ozone Park residents, the Ozone Park businesses, and the Ozone Park, Queens, community as a whole, please except our deepest and heartfelt condolences and sympathies. We are all saddened by this loss and it is being felt throughout our Ozone Park Community. We thank you for your sacrifices that allowed Det Simonsen to serve our community. We realize that no amount of words can help you through this trying time. But know that we are here for you as a community and know that we will never let the community ever forget the sacrifices Det Simonsen made to help serve our Ozone Park Community. We extend our prayers to all of his family from an entire community that is in mourning right now. The 102 PCT has served, always serves, and will continue to serve, above and beyond their call of duty and they have always served with honor and pride. We are proud of the Police Officers of the 102 and this loss will be felt for years and years to come. We will not forget Det Brian Simonsen. God received an angel to use and gratefully he has always been the angel of the community, for the 102 PCT. We are so sorry for your loss and may God be with you through this very hard and trying times. From the Ozone Park community that was served by the 102 PCT and Det Simonsen. We are forever indebted to his public service.
by Ozone Park Residents Block Association Sam Esposito
2019-02-13 9:07:51 PM
I want to send my deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of Detective Simonsen. Your years of service are much appreciated and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
by Lisa Vazquez
2019-02-13 9:55:07 PM
On behalf of the Ciccione family we send our deepest condolences to your family . We stand behide every officer who serves .
by Michele Ciccione
2019-02-13 10:29:12 PM
Prayers to the family.Rip Sir
by Ellen Kolb
2019-02-13 10:43:48 PM
Our deepest sympathies to you in this time of sadness. His presence will be missed.
RIP Sir,thank you for your service to Ozone Park and its residents.
by James Grimaldi
2019-02-13 10:48:48 PM
From our family and our Ozone Park community we are so saddened for your loss. I pray that God gives you the strength and courage through this tragedy. Our family will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
by Massiel Alvarado-Pagan
2019-02-13 10:51:17 PM
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and brothers and sisters it’s a big loss may you Rest In Peace det a big Tragedy for O-Zone Park may God bless your family
by Carmela Pecchio
2019-02-14 12:23:05 AM
We offer our deepest condolences and our sincere gratitude. May you find comfort in knowing that he is forever with you and watching over you.
by Kurt & Kelly Iannello
2019-02-14 1:23:25 AM
My deepest condolences to the family, I’m so very sorry for tour loss. Detective Brian Simonsen died a true hero and he will definitely be remembered as one. God and the angels have him now and will watch over him. Thank you Detective Brian Simonsen for your service, God bless you 🌹🙏
by Yvette Fritz
2019-02-14 1:29:41 AM
I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the family of Detective Sorensen. My heart goes out to you in this most difficult time 💔 I worked as an Admin Asst with the 102nd Pct for 17 years and it was a wonderful place to work. We were a family and we had each other's back.. it's my second home! I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for your family and may our hero Rest in Eternal Peace with God. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
by Joanne Perri-Stockdale-Stines
2019-02-14 3:01:39 AM
I am so sorry... I typed the wrong name... my condolences to Det
by Joanne Stines
2019-02-14 3:09:54 AM
OMG... my phone does crazy stuff... my deepest condolences to the family of Detective Simonsen.. I put the wrong name on my message then my phone slipped and sent the message before I was finished. I am so sorry for my mistake and I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out the the family. 💔❤🙏🙏🙏🙏
by Joanne Stines
2019-02-14 3:12:11 AM
Peaceful slumber, Detective Simonsen. Deepest condolences to the Simonsen family.
Domestic Violence Advocate of the Crime Victim Assistance Program, Manhattan 9th Precinct
by Kayla Ritt
2019-02-14 1:34:59 PM
On behalf of the Pecchillo Family and 76th street. We send our most heart felt condolences to the family of Det simonson we will miss him in the community where he served his entire career to protect. We are truly sorry we stand with you and we love you.
by Mike Pecchillo
2019-02-14 2:05:38 PM
Our sympathies and condolences go out to the family of Detective Brian Simonsen, as well as his colleagues and our friends at the 102 Pct. All will be in our prayers and memory.
The Staff of James Romanelli - Stephen Funeral Home, Ozone Park, NY
by James Romanelli - Stephen Funeral Home
2019-02-14 2:35:30 PM
My deepest condolences to the Simonsen family and friends. Thank you Detective Simonsen for your bravery and service. Rest in Eternal Peace.
by Judy Chetri
2019-02-14 3:33:30 PM
Lee, There was a time you were like a little sister to me.i never thought there would come a time when we would share the pain of losing a husband. There are no words to comfort you right now. Just know that you, your family and Brian's family are in my thoughts and prayers every moment. Peace and healing to you and yours. Not a moment goes by since I heard the news that you are not in my thoughts.
by Kimberly Rose
2019-02-14 4:29:42 PM
May God somehow comfort you all during this very difficult time. So sorry!
by Dennis Quealy family
2019-02-14 4:46:45 PM
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Prayers for you and your family. God bless.
by Terrence McCormick
2019-02-14 5:12:12 PM
At this sad time, may the beautiful memories that you hold in your heart of your loved one, help to dry your tears and heal the emptiness. RIP Detective Simonsen and prayers for his family and friends.
by deborah longo
2019-02-14 6:50:58 PM
Thank you Detective for all your years of service. You were in the 102 when I did Auxiliary there so your loss hits me at home too brother.
Lay to rest Brian. Your family will be safe & well taken care of.
We got it from here brother.
by Alex Acevedo
2019-02-14 7:14:01 PM
As a member of the extended family of the Long Blue Line, I send the thoughts and support to all who grieve the tragic loss of Det. Brian Simonsen. Dad was with NYPD for over 30 years, retiring as a Captain in the early 80s. The content of his character comes through in the film clips of his neighbors, friends and NYPD family. We are all the poorer for his loss. As someone who has worked in health care for over 40 years, I am touched by his act of selflessness in the end by donating his organs. What a demonstration of strength and love by his wife in a time of such pain and sorrow. Last roll call answered Brian. Truly, the saddest notes of music are heard when Taps is rendered for a fallen hero. I'm sure Dad and the "band of brothers" welcomed Brian home, and now they stand watch for all who serve in harm's way. Rest in Peace.
by Karen Simon
2019-02-14 8:38:58 PM
Our dearest sympathy to the family, friends, and the NYPD. Tragic loss of life is never painless, may your find the strength and courage to remember him and carry on.
by Ken Swart
2019-02-14 8:52:34 PM
One more great person gone from this world. Thank you for the many years of service and dedication to NYPD. I will truly miss you brother. You were one of the nicest guy I ever met. I will never forget the workout tips you have given me and making me laugh at the same time. Your family will be in my prayers. Rest peace Detective Simonsen.
by Sam Dhillon
2019-02-14 10:49:43 PM
We here in Albany NY as FBINA members mourn the loss of our brother.
We will keep you in our prayers.
by H John Damino
2019-02-14 11:27:58 PM
My deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Simonsen. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Rest easy detective.
by Tina Catapano
2019-02-15 12:42:17 AM
My deepest condolences on the passing of Detective Simonsen. His service to the community will not be forgotten. May the memories of your husband be a blessing for you and your family. God Bless
by Devon Fermoyle
2019-02-15 1:29:37 AM
Deepest condolences to the family, friends and fellow colleagues. May Det. Simonsen RIP.
by Brenda Bonfils
2019-02-15 3:40:10 AM
From the suffolk county citizens cilvians police academy/ outreach ms burwin;
We all want to send deepest
Condolences to. Detective
Brain simonson family and kids
God is with you to comfort
You and gods loving arms
Around you all.to the men women in blue of the 102pct
Gods with you all.
My deepest Condolences
by Sharon Burwin
2019-02-15 3:52:32 AM
I didnt know him but we are all part of the same family in blue a tragic loss so sorry for the family as a member of the nypd my deepest condolences. I have to say a sad day for our department and may he rip
by brion shibetti
2019-02-15 1:32:04 PM
Condolences to the Simonsen Family and to our brothers & sisters in law enforcement.
Fidelis Ad Mortem!
The Emerald Society of the
Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
by Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
2019-02-15 5:19:12 PM
My condolences to Det. Brian Simonsen’s wife, 2 kids, family, friends & co-workers! Thank you for your time & Service to NYC.
I know too well the uncertainty that every police officer takes into every shift, therefore you, all the men and women in law enforcement & your families will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Gob bless... RIP my bro!
by William Jacobs
2019-02-15 8:59:28 PM
RIP Brian—You are gone too soon from this earth. Prayers for your family.
JP (Retired NYPD)
by James P
2019-02-16 11:09:46 PM
My parents were Richmond Hill residence & I lived there through grade school. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice doing your job, protecting family & friends in the old neighborhood. Your memory will be honored & cherished not only by your loved ones, friends & coworkers but so many people who know of you now & how very important you have been in their lives. May your family & friends find comfort in knowing that you truly are a hero of the people. RIP
by adrienne woodduck
2019-02-17 7:55:34 PM
Det. Simonsen was a hero, a husband and a protector. He died protecting our lives and ensuring our freedom. He will be forever remembered for his bravery, his actions and his dedication to the NYPD. I don't know Det. Simonsen personally but my family and myself would like to send our deepest condolences to his family and to the NYPD precinct in which he faithfully served.
by Chris Coury
2019-02-19 4:29:29 PM
With deepest sympathy.
by James Jagiello
2019-02-20 4:29:27 AM
My heart is heavy...
We stand as one. My prayers and love are with everyone. May God guide you through this.
Thank you for your service. Thank you for being a HERO.
by Valerie Cazares
2019-02-20 2:36:46 PM
With prayers of support from St. Louis, Mo, for the NYPD. I will be there for the Parade for the 10th time to show my support in person. USS Wainwright, 72-76
by Michael H
2019-02-20 6:37:11 PM
Rest in peace Brother Brian.
Rest on your oars and may the sound of the silence not interrupt the stillness of your peace....an 'ol Irish farewell blessing.
May God hold your family in the hollow of his hands. Forte et Fidele , Strong & Faithful Brian you'll always be with us. May Michael , Gabriel & all angels lead you right to St. Peter.... may the angels lead you into paradise, may the martyrs receive you at your coming & take you to to the Holy City......until we meet again my best friend, you a member of the finest & best detectives in the world will now watch over us & the city of N.Y.
Sincerely, Tom Folan
by Thomas Patrick Folan
2019-02-21 8:38:55 AM
Our deepest condolences and sympathys to Detective Simonsen's family and most especially to His Wife and to Brian's Mom. May God be very close to you all during this saddest of times and may The Blessed Virgin Mary wrap you all in her loving mantel. Having 3 Sons as police officers and a Retired Husband police Detective I can only imagine what this time must be like for you all. The funeral Mass with 13 Catholic Priests and 2 Bishops of the Church with such a great out pouring of support from the thousands of police officers from across the Country was a sight to be held by all and astounding to see the depth of caring and love that would have made Detective Simonsen so incredibly proud and humbled. This Man truly died a hero and quoting Bishop Barres (a good Samaritan) rushing to where help was needed. This act of putting His own life before others to help assist was His very last action done upon this earth. He didn't die in vain and we know
How great His reward in all eternity will be with Him forever.
It sounds like Detective Simonsen died doing what He loved doing most and
best.(That of Helping other's).
and also not the first time doing this as so many of our police officers do every Day and we the public are extremely thankful for and could never repay their many acts of heroism to keep us all safe and free from harm like Detective Simonsen did on his very last day of His Life.
May Brian's last actions in life helping others bring you much comfort and peace of mind and be a treasured memorial of His life and knowing that Brian is with you closer than ever before watching over all of you and coming to your help and assistance now with His prayers.
Our familys as so many others thoughts and prayers will be with you in these coming days ahead in a very special way. We're so truly sorry for your loss.
Blessings. The Kerstiens family
by Linda and Bob Kerstiens
2019-02-21 2:08:40 PM