A charity has paid off the mortgage on the home of an officer who died in the line of duty last month. Tunnel to Towers is dedicated to honoring military and first responders who “make the supreme sacrifice” and they’ve taken care of this expense for the family of NYPD officer Anastasios Tsakos. The 14-year veteran of the New York Police Department was struck and killed at the scene of a crash on April 27th.
Tsakos is survived by his wife and two young kids, who will get to stay in their home, and it’s now paid for thanks to Tunnel to Towers. The officer was considered a hero by his community and the charity’s CEO Frank Siller. “We are devastated by this tragic loss,” Siller says. “Officer Tsakos was one of our city’s heroes who went to work to keep us and our city safe and he didn’t make it home to his wife and children
The Tunnel to Towers Fallen First Responder Home Program helps to relieve financial responsibilities put on families of fallen law enforcement officers by paying off their mortgages. Over the last two decades, the foundation has spent more than $250-million to honor and support first responders, veterans and their families.
Source: Fox News