Article by NY1 News
A fallen MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer was laid to rest Friday with a full line of duty honors.
Thomas Choi, 62, died on December 29.
He had been in a coma for 14 months after getting hit by a car on the Verrazano Bridge in October of 2013.
Officer Choi, an 11-year veteran of the agency, is the first Bridge and Tunnel Officer to die in the line of duty in the 81-year history of MTA Bridges and Tunnels.
Police officers representing departments throughout the tri-state area lined the street outside the King Fook Funeral Home in Brooklyn.
In his honor, officer Choi was sent off with a procession with bag pipes and a motorcycle escort.
A resident of Staten Island, Officer Choi was assigned to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge his entire career.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.
A private burial for Choi was held in Westchester County.