NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A hero NYPD officer was honored in Queens on Thursday.
The 42-year-old was killed by friendly fire in 2019 while responding to a robbery.
During a packed ceremony, the 19-year NYPD veteran was remembered as a brave man who touched a lot of lives.
"There's not one tour that is completed without at least a story involving Brian or talking about how much we miss him," Det. Francis Noonan said.
"I'm just a girl who misses and loves my husband, and I just... I just want his memory out there forever," said Leanne Simonsen, Brian's widow.
A special display was built inside the stationhouse for the plaque and other items paying tribute to the detective.
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