NYPD Officer Struck & Killed By Hit-And-Run Drunk Driver

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An NYPD officer has died after being struck by a passing vehicle while investigating a crash in Queens, and one person is in police custody.

The officer is identified as Anastasios Tsakos, assigned to Highway 3.

He was a 14-year veteran of the NYPD, father of two children, a 6-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son.

Officer Tsakos was struck on the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway near Francis Lewis Boulevard just before 2 a.m. this morning.

He was directing traffic following a prior crash that happened on the eastbound Long Island Expressway ramp to the Clearview Expressway, just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

As Tsakos was directing traffic near the scene, he was struck by a passing vehicle.

The officer was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in critical condition, where he later died of his injuries.

Police launched a search for the driver, and one woman was later taken into custody nearby, along the Horace Harding Expressway.

She is identified as a 32-year-old woman from Hempstead, Nassau County.

She is facing charges including vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

(AP)


2 COMMENTS

  1. But didn’t France already teach us that people who are (allegedly) too high to know what they are doing are (allegedly) innocent? Or perhaps if the victim isn’t Jewish and the perpetrator isn’t Muslim then the rules are different?

  2. I think the police should start rioting and loot target and Walmart! That’s what the שוואַרץ are doing! why should this be any different! These cops should go burn down businesses run by שוואַרץ!