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A death by friendly fire in Queens Tuesday night
Detective Brian P. Simonsen was 42. New York Police Department

Two clammers heard his cries; one of his dogs escaped icy harbor
Geoff Bowen and Jimmy Sullivan, who were clamming at Napeague Harbor Sunday afternoon, heard Randy Parsons calling for help from the icy water and raced out to him before emergency responders arrived. Tom Donohue
“I am devastated that I could not help him,” Randy Parsons said of Gus, above, who he had owned since he was a puppy.Randy Parsons
Police and emergency responders came to the aid of a man who had fallen through the ice in Napeague Harbor as well as the rescuers who went after him.Durell Godfrey



One person was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital after falling through the ice on Napeague Harbor, near the Walking Dunes, late Sunday afternoon. Durell Godfrey
The man went into the water about a half-mile past the end of Napeague Harbor Road.Durell Godfrey
Volunteers with the East Hampton Ocean Rescue Squad were ready for the ice rescue with Jet Skis.Durell Godfrey
Personnel stood by . . .Durell Godfrey


East Hampton Village Police Detective Lt. Tony Long, left, and Chief Mike Tracey, right, joined Police Officers Eben Ball and Bethany Semlear at a Southampton Kiwanis Club dinner to present them with officer of the year awards. East Hampton Village Police
Sag Harbor Village Police Sgt. Robert Drake, left, was credited with recovering over $200,000 in stolen property for a village resident and over $13,000 in revenue for the village from a forgery case, Chief Austin J. McGuire, right, said. Sag Harbor Village Police