Funeral Held for MTA Officer Killed on the Job

by | Jan 10, 2015 | Press

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.