Family, friends prepare to bid farewell to slain NYPD hero – New York Daily News

Family, friends prepare to bid farewell to slain NYPD hero – New York Daily News
News from Family, friends prepare to bid farewell to slain NYPD hero – New York Daily News:

The wake for hero NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos came Friday with blocks-long lines, his grieving family, a flag-draped casket, plenty of tears and hundreds of fellow cops.

And Mayor de Blasio showed up, although not until the memorial service for the slain officer ended.

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The mayor arrived just after 9 p.m. and went into the church an hour before the viewing was to end.

An overflow crowd of family, friends and blue-clad colleagues had gathered for the emotional post-Christmas farewell to Ramos, 40, executed last Saturday alongside Officer Wenjian Liu, 32.

“What happened to my father is a tragedy, but his death will not be in vain,” his oldest son, Justin Ramos, said in an emotional address.

“My father was a man of character, he was a selfless man. He always went above and beyond for his family,” added the college student. “My father was a hero. He touched so many and will continue to do so. I could not ask for a better role model.

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