NYPD: Officer killed in hit-and-run by intoxicated driver
Officer Anastasios Tsakos was a 14-year veteran of the force
Duty Death: Anastasios Tsakos - [New York City, New York]
End of Service: 04/27/2021
By Suzie Ziegler
NEW YORK — The NYPD is mourning veteran police officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was killed in the line of duty early Tuesday.
According to ABC 7, Tsakos was struck while working the scene of a separate fatal crash. The driver, identified as Jessica Beauvais, initially fled but was arrested soon after, police said. She was arrested for DWI and vehicular manslaughter, among a slew of other related charges.
Officer Tsakos was a 14-year veteran of the NYPD, according to ABC 7. He leaves behind two young children.
"We stand here this morning reminded once again, in law enforcement, there is no such thing as a routine job," NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement to ABC 7. "We stand here devastated and trying to pick up the pieces of what is a shattered home and a shattered NYPD family."