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Long Island Expressway Overpass to Be Renamed After NYPD Detective Killed by Drunk Driver
Long Island Expressway Overpass to Be Renamed After NYPD Detective Killed by Drunk Driver

May 20, 2022 By Czarinna Andres

Two eastern Queens lawmakers are working on renaming a Long Island Expressway overpass after an NYPD officer who was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic on the thoroughfare last year.

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember Nily Rozic aim to have the overpass located at Francis Lewis Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway called Detective Anastasio Tsakos Memorial Bridge.

Stavisky has sponsored and passed legislation in the senate, while Rozic has introduced a bill in the assembly that is moving through committee.

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