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Sat Dec 27, 2014, 03:13 AM

 

Mayor, VP to speak at slain NYPD officer's funeral

Source: The Associated Press

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and MIKE BALSAMO
Dec. 27, 2014 1:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) Thousands of people were expected to attend the funeral of a New York City police officer shot to death along with his partner one week ago in a brazen daylight ambush that shook the city and put an end to large-scale local protests criticizing police following a series of high-profile deaths in police custody.

Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Bill de Blasio were expected to speak Saturday at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos, who was described the day before during an eight-hour wake attended by thousands of police officers from New York and across the country as a selfless, caring and compassionate man.

"What happened to my father was a tragedy," Ramos' son, Justin Ramos, said in a tearful eulogy viewed by hundreds of officers in the street who watched on giant television screens outside the crowded Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens. "But his death will not be in vain."

Ramos, a 40-year-old married father of two, was studying to become a pastor and kept Bible study books in his locker, his commanding officer said.



Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/05cdaf922713443a97c5ab26bd2c7649/mayor-vp-speak-slain-nypd-officers-funeral



A sad story, no matter one's perspective.

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Sat Dec 27, 2014, 09:54 AM

1. My heart goes out to these officers' family & friends & NYPD & everyone.

The assassinations were such a senseless, horrible tragedy.

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Sat Dec 27, 2014, 09:58 AM

2. RIP Officers Ramos and Liu

 

Our city is holding you and your families close our hearts today.

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