NYC Honorary Street Names


Officer Thomas Choi Avenue (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Major Avenue and Lily Pond Road
Honoree: Thomas Choi (d. 2014) was a Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority police officer who died after being struck by a driver on October 20, 2013 and being in a coma for over a year. Officer Choi was honored 2006 for his handling of an incident in which he apprehended a driver whose license had expired 179 times and tried to flee. At the time of the accident that led to his death, he was working in a protected zone but the vehicle drove through the demarcation barrels. Choi, who was 62 at his death, was the first officer in the 81-year history of the TBTA to die in the line of duty. The TBTA Police Department has committed itself, since then, to a safety program to prevent future incidents of this nature. (Matteo)

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