Queens, NY (77WABC)-Today’s funeral for fallen NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos comes on the same day NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea says the NYPD lost another member of its long line of blue. Six years ago today 25-year-old Detective Brian Moore was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a suspect carrying an illegal firearm:
6 years ago today, NYC & the NYPD lost a hero. At just 25 years old, Detective Brian Moore was shot & killed while stopping a man who was carrying an illegal, stolen firearm.
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) May 4, 2021
Tsakos, a 43-year-old husband and father of two young children, ages 3 and 6, died a week ago today while directing traffic on the Long Island Expressway after being struck by an alleged hit-and-run driver. The alleged driver, 32-year-old Jessica Beauvais of Hempstead, told investigators she’d been smoking marijuana and drinking prior to the fatality. Police apprehened her on the Horace Harding Expressway not far from the scene of the fatality.
Beauvais is charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI, driving with a suspended license, and ten other charges related to the officer’s fatality.
Tsakos of the NYPD’s Highway 3 died at New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital. His viewing was held on Monday:
One after another, each overpass had our first responder partners honoring NYPD’s fallen hero in a show of solidarity. We sincerely thank them for saluting Police Officer Anastasios Tsakos as his motorcade solemnly makes its way from Queens to Long Island. pic.twitter.com/iYppiJgbV2
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 3, 2021
Funeral services for Tsakos begin today at 10 am at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, located at 1 Shrine Place in Greenlawn.
Additionally, a GoFundMe for the Tsakos family has raised more than $218,000, and a separate fundraiser set up by Fund the Finest, which raises money for police and military families, has raised more than $84,000 to date.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 4, 2021