Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective First Grade Anastasios Tsakos

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Reflections for Detective First Grade Anastasios Tsakos

Deepest sympathy to your loving family , my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for all of us. May you rest in perpetual peace and, may you watch over them always.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

April 28, 2021

Lord Jesus Christ, You came to earth to show us what true love looks like. You taught us that love was about sacrifice, virtue, and service. You taught us that love means to lay down your life for one another. For fallen law enforcement officers everywhere, we thank You, O Lord, for their selfless example of courage and valor. We ask that You would bless and keep the families, friends, and colleagues of these fallen law enforcement officers. Wipe every tear from their eyes, O Lord. Help them to heal and to move forward in a way that honors the memories of their loved ones in Blue. In Christ Jesus, I pray for all those law enforcement officers who have fallen in the Line-of-Duty. Amen.

During His 3-Year Ministry, Jesus proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, OLICC, NCCA
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 28, 2021

Rest easy Officer Tsakos. Fidelis ad mortem.

Explorer Michael Morgan
Fairfield Police Explorers (CT)

April 28, 2021

Rest In Peace and may peace be with the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Tsakos. Thank you for your service.

Tom G.
Citizen, NYer and police supporter

April 27, 2021

RIP brother in blue.

PO Hassan Raza
NYPD

April 27, 2021

Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Michael Falk
NYPD

April 27, 2021

RIP, Officer Tsakos. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

April 27, 2021

RIP OFFICER TSAKOS YOU WILL BE MISSED

Po Chris Harris
NYPD

April 27, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Condolences to your family. Gone too soon.

Officer Stephen Nethersole
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

April 27, 2021

God Bless you and your family.

Det.James Ruocchio
NYPD

April 27, 2021

R.I.P Officer Anastasio Tsakos

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

April 27, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to this officers family. A hero always... RIP.

A Hero's Welcome
~Robert Longley

Time to come home dear brother
Your tour of duty through
You've given as much as anyone
Could be expected to do

Just a few steps further
The smoke will start to clear
Others here will guide you
You have no need of fear

You have not failed your brothers
You clearly gave it all
And through your selfless actions
Others will hear the call

So take your place of honor
Among those who have gone before
And know you will be remembered
For now and ever more

Dispatcher Cynthia Hunter
Montague Police Department, Mass.

April 27, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

April 27, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

April 27, 2021

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

April 27, 2021

So sad, Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

April 27, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Tsakos. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at New York City Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

April 27, 2021

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

April 27, 2021

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

April 27, 2021

RIP Brother , fellow wheel man

Lieutenant Brian LaRussa
NYPD ( Ret )

April 27, 2021

My deepest condolences to him and his family. There aren’t any words to fill the void. GOD BLESS him and his family during this time. We lost a soldier, but GOD gained an angel. We will take the line from here. SIP.

PO Sarah Washington
NYPD

April 27, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Timothy Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired) 5342

April 27, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

April 27, 2021

Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service...

PO Dariel Firpo
NYPD

April 27, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother

PO Daniel Firpo
CRC

April 27, 2021

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