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Funeral services for NYPD cop killed by hit-and-run driver to be ‘early next week’: Shea

Funeral services for the NYPD cop killed by a hit-and-run driver are being scheduled for “early next week,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday.

Shea did not provide any further details about the funeral for Officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was killed by an accused drunk driver early Tuesday while diverting traffic away from a fatal crash on the Long Island Expressway.

“Our focus now really is Officer Anastasios Tsakos’ family and how we will be there for them as much as we can at this time,” Shea said on NY1.

Driver Jessica Beauvais sped off after slamming into Tsakos, but was caught about a mile away with a shattered windshield and slurring her words.

NYPD Highway Officer Anastasios Tsakos

Beauvais, 32, wept openly as she was walked out of the 107th Precinct Tuesday afternoon in handcuffs.

“I am sorry that I hit him and that he’s dead. I didn’t mean to. I’m sorry!” she sobbed as a cop guided her into the back of a patrol car.

Beauvais was charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI and driving with a suspended license. She was ordered held without bail Tuesday evening and is due back in court on April 30.

Cops said the she ignored traffic cones and flashing lights before striking Tsakos with her maroon Volkswagen Passat. When cops finally caught up to her, she ranted and swore at them, police sources said.

“F— you,” a source quoted her telling the arresting officers. “I don’t have to listen to you.”

It wasn’t the first time she cursed out police. Just hours before the incident, Beauvais shared some sobering thoughts about cops in the wake of guilty verdicts against former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, who was convicted last week of murdering George Floyd.

“What bothered me is that we had to go through a trial to prove that George Floyd didn’t f—– kill himself,” Beauvais says in one expletive-laden tirade she posted on Facebook under the name Phoenix Michel.

April 28, 2021: Accused drunken driver weeps after mowing down beloved Finest. Handcuffed and sobbing Jessica Beauvais on Tuesday sits in a police car in Queens, charged with the drunken-driving death of NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos (inset).

“If you were afraid for your life, go be a secretary at Walmart. Do us all a favor. Go open up a daycare,” she said about the Floyd arrest. “But please stop hitting us with the bulls— excuse that you felt threatened about something.”

Shea wouldn’t speculate on what would happen to Beauvais, saying “it’s not going to replace this terrible loss.” But in a PIX11 interview, he called out the “toxic environment” of criticizing police.

“I think our leaders need to do a better job of standing up and calling it out. People do not have the moral courage to do that or they’re scared to do that because they’ll be protested against,” he said.

Source (Ny Daily news)

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