According to police authorities and his previous teams, Anthony Varvaro, a former Major League Baseball pitcher who resigned in 2016 to serve as a police officer in the New York City region,
was murdered in a vehicle accident on his way to work on Sunday morning at the Sept. 11 memorial event in Manhattan.
Officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Varvaro was 37 years old. Prior to a major league career as a bullpen pitcher with the Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves,
and Boston Red Sox from 2010 to 2015, he played baseball at St. John's University in New York City.
The Braves released a statement saying, "We are sincerely grieved on the demise of former Braves pitcher Anthony Varvaro. "His family and coworkers are in our thoughts and prayers."
The collision occurred in New Jersey early on Sunday. The New Jersey state police received messages requesting further information on the collision.