Queens lawmakers memorialize late NYPD Detective Anastasios Tsakos with Long Island Expressway renaming


State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic on Thursday, May 19, announced the eventual renaming of the Long Island Expressway (LIE) overpass located at Francis Lewis Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway as “Detective Anastasios Tsakos Memorial Bridge.”

Stavisky and Rozic were joined by Tsakos’ wife Irene Tsakos, various units of the New York City Police Department, the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York President Patrick Lynch, and members of the local community for the event at St. Francis Preparatory in Fresh Meadows to memorialize the one-year anniversary of the passing of Tsakos who was killed in the line of duty.

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