It is with great sadness, that I am informing you that Police Officer Anastasios Tsakos, killed earlier this morning, as he was doing his job protecting others, was a former student at St. Demetrios HS (graduate of Class of 1995).
Anastasios Tsakos was a wonderful student; he came from Greece as a teenager and mastered English before graduating- his hard work was evident as he successfully assimilated not only to our school but also a new community. I personally remember him and his younger brother fondly. Whenever I "bumped" into them years later, they were friendly and enthusiastic, asking how things are at Saint D.!
Based on what the media outlets are saying, PO Tsakos was a dedicated officer and a hero, in addition to a fine family man. During these already challenging times, Police Officer Tsakos's family is now dealing with a most difficult loss and his two young children are left without their beloved father.
May his memory be eternal and may God grant the Tsakos family comfort, strength, and peace as they mourn their loved one.