NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen Wiki – NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen Biography
NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen was shot and killed on February 12, 2019 while responding to a robbery at a cell phone store at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 120th Street in the Richmond Hill section of the city.
Detective Simonsen and his Sergeant were canvassing on an unrelated case when they heard a call for a robbery in progress. They responded to the store where they encountered a subject and attempted to apprehend him. As other patrol officers responded to the scene both detectives, who were in plainclothes, were struck by friendly fire as the suspect pointed what was later determined to be a fake gun at responding officers.
Detective Simonsen succumbed to his wounds. The second detective was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. The suspect was also shot and wounded.
Detective Simonsen was assigned to the 102nd Precinct Detective Squad. He had served with the New York City Police Department for 19 years.
In 2009, Simonsen investigated the death of an 11-month old boy who drowned in a bucket of water at an unlicensed daycare while the woman running it was passed out on NyQuil. Simonsen testified at Kristal Khan’s trial, which ended in her conviction, that she “didn’t show any emotion” when he questioned her two hours after the incident.
Simonsen graduated from Riverhead High School with the class of 1995. He was on the RHS Football and Baseball team and more recently played on a men softball league in Riverhead for a while.
Brian Simonsen Age
He was 42 years old at the time of his death.
Brian Simonsen Wife
Detective Brian Simonsen was married and his wife works as a nurse. He lived in Calverton with his wife.
Brian Simonsen Children
He had two children.
Brian Simonsen Cause of Death
He succumbed to gun shot wounds.