Queens, New York – A NYPD officer was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while investigating a crash scene. The officer has been identified as Anastasios Tsakos.
This morning, @NYPDHighway Officer Anastasios Tsakos, a husband & father of 2 young kids, was tragically killed while protecting NYers.
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) April 27, 2021
Officer Tsakos was a 14 year veteran of the NYPD. He was the father of2 children, a 3 year old son and a 6 year old daughter.
Tsakos was hurried to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
The NYPD initiated a search for the driver who has now been taken into custody and is facing charges including vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Tsakos’s family, friends, the entire NYPD family and community.