On Friday, June 4, 2021, the New York State Assembly honored the memory of the Greek-American heroic police officer, Anastasios Tsakos, who died on duty in the early hours of Good Tuesday, June 27, 2021, in Queens.
This is an initiative of the Greek-American member of the State Assembly for Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and Staten Island, Michael Tannousis, who praised the offer and the incomparable heroism of the expatriate at a sitting of the plenary.
On Saturday afternoon, Tannousis and federal MP Nicole Malliotakis met Eleftherios Tsakos’s family in Brooklyn and expressed their sincere and heartfelt condolences and support to his spouse, orphaned children and relatives.
In his speech in the Assembly, as reported by anamniseis.net, Tannousis pointed out that Anastasios Tsakos honored the Greek-American name as little as possible.
He reiterated that Anastasios (Tassos) Tsakos served for fourteen consecutive years in the Greek Police Department of New York and that the thread of his life was cut by the attack of a driver under the influence who is being held in prison without bail and have been charged more than 13 charges punishable by a sentence of up to 15 years.
Police Officer Tsakos was a protector of all as he dedicated his life to serving others by serving in the Greek Army and as a distinguished member of the New York Police Department since 2007.
At the same time, he stressed that the late police officer was a member of the St. Paul Orthodox Police Association and a member of the Community of Saint Paraskevi in Greenland, Long Island.
Tannousis made special mention of the role of the hero as the head of the family and, among other things, stressed that his spouse Irini, his children Stavros and Jenny, his parents Stavros and Anna Tsakou and his brothers are mourning his unexpected passing.
“May his memory be eternal,” said in Greek Tannousis.