In breaking news, an NYPD officer was fatally struck by a drunk driver on Long Island Expressway in Queens.
The unfortunate incident occurred early Tuesday while the officer was diverting traffic away from an already fatal accident.
His name is Anastasios Tsakos, a 14-year veteran of the NYPD, husband, and father of 2. May he rest in peace.
After the accident, it was revealed the driver had a podcast aired Monday night in which she was recorded saying “F— the police!” while criticizing officer-involved shootings.
The driver was apparently drunk and high during the podcast, she later told police.
Here is how Twitter is reacting to this somber news:
Killed by an intoxicated driver early this morning, @NYPDHighway Police Officer Anastasios Tsakos loved his family and the city he was dedicated to protecting for the past 14 years. As the NYPD and NYC mourns this tragic loss, we make a solemn vow to #NeverForget Anastasios. pic.twitter.com/FUXLNKP6Cp