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.

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.

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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.