Greenlawn volunteers and business owners are working together to provide food for the thousands of police officers and others expected to attend the funeral of NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos on Tuesday.
The officer, who lived in East Northport, was killed by a driver in Queens last week while directing traffic around another, unrelated fatal accident. The driver, who fled the scene, was arrested soon after and accused of driving drunk.
The Huntington Moose Lodge at 631 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn will be hosting mourners attending the service Tuesday at nearby St. Paraskevi Greek Church, said Maggie Weiss-Bobas, who is one of the volunteers organizing the effort.
She said that she and Katerina Serrano, who runs the Grecian Corner Cafe in Greenlawn, are organizing the effort to raise funds to help buy food from local restaurants and shops that will be feeding the mourners.
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