K118

Mourning the untimely death of Detective Brian P. Simonsen, 19-year veteran of the NYPD and devoted member of his community

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Assembly Resolution No. 118

BY: M. of A. Palumbo

MOURNING the death of Detective Brian P. Simonsen,
19-year veteran of the NYPD and devoted member of
his community

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to convey its
grateful appreciation and heartfelt regret in recognition of the loss of
courageous individuals who dedicated their purposeful lives and careers
to serve and protect; and

WHEREAS, It is with feelings of deepest regret that this Legislative
Body records the passing of Detective Brian P. Simonsen, an
extraordinary gentleman of indomitable faith and dedication whose
purposeful life will long serve as a standard to which others might
aspire; and

WHEREAS, Detective Brian P. Simonsen tragically died on Tuesday,
February 12, 2019, at the age of 42; he made the ultimate sacrifice
during an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store in Queens, New York; and

WHEREAS, In 1995, Brian P. Simonsen graduated from Riverhead High
School where he was a vital member of both the football and baseball
teams; in 2000, he was appointed to the NYPD 102nd Precinct in Richmond
Hill, Queens; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his nearly 19-year career, Detective Brian P.
Simonsen was well-known for his patience, steadiness and laid-back
demeanor, earning him respect from not only his superiors and fellow
officers, but also the residents of the communities he patrolled; and

WHEREAS, Affectionately known by many as "Smiles," Brian P. Simonsen
will be remembered as an all-around good guy who served as an honorary
uncle to the young people of his neighborhood who looked forward to
attending his fabled pool parties and backyard barbecues; a genuinely
thoughtful man, he always took the time to make someone else's life
better, whether through a supportive word or a random act of kindness;
and

WHEREAS, Brian P. Simonsen truly loved his Calverton, New York,
community; he played on the Riverhead Town Police Department's softball
team, and could often be found shopping at a local bodega or enjoying
chicken salads from a nearby pizzeria; and

WHEREAS, Predeceased by his father, Dr. Paul M. Simonsen, and his
sister, Melissa, Brian P. Simonsen is survived by his wife, Leanne; his
mother, Linda; grandfather, Vernon; and many friends, as well as a
legion of fellow officers in blue who will long cherish his memory; and

WHEREAS, Detective Brian P. Simonsen lived his life with great
dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a deep and continuing
concern for the welfare of others in the great State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Detective Brian P. Simonsen made the ultimate sacrifice on
February 12, 2019, while faithfully executing his responsibilities,
serving with dedication, loyalty and compassion; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the untimely death of NYPD Detective Brian P. Simonsen, 19-year
veteran of the NYPD and devoted member of his community; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of NYPD Detective Brian P. Simonsen.

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  • 26 / Feb / 2019
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  • 26 / Feb / 2019
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K117

Honoring Genesee Lumber Company, Inc. upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the 2018 Business of the Year Award

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Assembly Resolution No. 117

BY: M. of A. Hawley

HONORING Genesee Lumber Company, Inc. upon the
occasion of its designation as recipient of the 2018
Business of the Year Award by the Genesee County
Chamber of Commerce

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality and character of life in the communities across New York
State are enhanced by the concerned and dedicated efforts of business
organizations and individuals that generously contribute to the welfare
of the community and its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Genesee Lumber Company, Inc. upon the occasion of its designation as
recipient of the 2018 Business of the Year Award by the Genesee County
Chamber of Commerce to be celebrated at its 46th Annual Awards Ceremony
on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Quality Inn & Suites in Batavia, New
York; and

WHEREAS, Genesee Lumber Company, Inc. is receiving this auspicious
award for its demonstrated growth and commitment to Genesee County; and

WHEREAS, Genesee Lumber Company, Inc., a third generation family
owned business, has been a mainstay for Batavia and Genesee County for
almost 90 years; and

WHEREAS, Under the able leadership of John and Leslie Harrower,
Genesee Lumber has significantly expanded its market share, becoming a
meaningful player in the building supply business for all of Western New
York; and

WHEREAS, John and Leslie Harrower's vision and steadfast commitment
to Genesee County has greatly contributed to the community's success and
the expansion of its workforce; and

WHEREAS, True assets to the community, John and Leslie Harrower have
volunteered their time and support to countless local organizations,
including the GLOW YMCA and Camp Hough, as well as both high school and
youth sports; and

WHEREAS, The success of Genesee Lumber Company, Inc. is in direct
correlation to the efforts of John and Leslie Harrower, whose
involvement is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive
commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of
excellence in all endeavors on behalf of the institution and the
community it serves; and

WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body
acknowledges this exceptional business and its contributions to the
local and State economies, fully confident that it will thrive and enjoy
sparkling success; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Genesee Lumber Company, Inc. upon the occasion of its designation
as recipient of the 2018 Business of the Year Award by the Genesee
County Chamber of Commerce; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to John and Leslie Harrower, Genesee Lumber Company, Inc.,
Batavia, New York.

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  • 26 / Feb / 2019
    • INTRODUCED
  • 26 / Feb / 2019
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative