A charity announced Friday that it would repay the outstanding mortgage on the East Northport home of NYPD official Anastasios Tsakos, who was allegedly killed by a drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway in Queens.
Frank Siller, director of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation charity, which was founded after the September 11th terrorist attacks but also helps police officers, firefighters, medical professionals, soldiers and their families after September 11th, is called Tsakos’ widow. to let them know personally that they would never have to worry about another mortgage payment, “a press release said.
In the release, the officer’s brother, Teddy, was quoted as worrying about whether Tsakos’ widow could stay in the house that was bought last year. Tsakos’ widow Irene lives in the apartment with her 6-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son.
“She told me what we’re going to do now? Do I have to move again? Two hours later, Frank [Siller] called and said don’t worry, the kids will grow up in this house, “said Teddy Tsakos, according to the publication.
The 43-year-old officer was met early Tuesday morning while diverting traffic from an earlier crash on the LIE in Queens.
His entourage is scheduled for May 3rd at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of Saint Paraskevi in Greenlawn. A funeral will be held in the church on May 4th.
According to the charity’s spokesman Trevor Tamsen, between 2001 and 2020 the charity bought, built or repaid the mortgages for 250 homes across the country that involved police, fire departments, medical or military personnel and their families.
The goal this year, he said, is 120 homes.
32-year-old Jessica Beauvais, who fled arrest and crashed into a police vehicle, according to court records, is being detained in connection with the case where she was charged with multiple offenses. The case was heard shortly before the Queens Criminal Court on Friday morning and adjourned.