Longtime fixture and well-respected prosecutor at the Queens District Attorney’s Office James “Jim” Evangelou died on Sept. 26 at age 64, following a brief illness.
Evangelou, who started at the District Attorney’s Office in the summer of 1981, began the role of Bureau Chief of the Career Criminal Major Crimes Bureau in 2000. After almost forty years in the office, he is remembered as cheerful, engaging and hard-working.
In a statement from Queens County District Attorney Richard A. Brown, the Office described Evangelou as having “committed his life to achieving justice for crime victims.” He is survived by his wife Marianne, his children Eric and Elizabeth, his mother Helen and his extended family and friends.
The Queens District Attorney’s Office hosted a memorial service in the Atrium of Queens Borough Hall on Thursday where District Attorney Brown presented Evangelou’s family with a plaque.