NYC to name streets in honor of slain detectives Liu and Ramos

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NYC Will Name Streets After Slain Detectives Ramos and Liu


By RYAN GORMAN

New York City will name streets in honor of two recently slain officers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that a street in Queens and another in Brooklyn will be named after detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos following their December 20 murders at the hands of a crazed gunman.

Part of Ridgewood Avenue, a main thoroughfare near the Queens neighborhood where Ramos lived, will be renamed "Detective Rafael Ramos Way," the mayor said in a statement.

A section of West 6th Street, in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, will be named "Detective Wenjian Liu Way." Liu lived among a large Chinese population in the neighborhood.

"Our fallen heroes will never be forgotten. Their memory lives on in their families, and in the NYPD family," de Blasio said.

"Now it will live on in the streets of the communities these brave men lived in and protected. This is an expression of our pride in each of these men, and our sadness at their loss."

A bill introducing the measure will be voted on during the city council's second meeting of the new year. It is expected to pass unopposed.

"We will never forget the tremendous sacrifice by Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in service to our city," said Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

"These courageous men were fathers, brothers and sons, and they were committed to the protection of every New Yorker who calls this city home.

"The street co-namings in honor of Detective Ramos and Detective Liu will stand as an ever-present testament to their legacy and memory."

Multiple city council members also shared in the collective grief following the detectives' execution on a Brooklyn street in broad daylight.

This street co-naming will ensure that the memory of Detectives Liu and Ramos lives on in our city," said Council Member Mark Treyger.

"Detective Rafael Ramos was a friend, a neighbor, and a role model ... the risk and sacrifice that all law enforcement officers face in order to maintain public safety is something that New Yorkers cannot and do not take for granted," said Council Member Rafael Espinal.

"Detective Rafael Ramos and Detective Wenjian Liu served New York City with honor and bravery. Their selfless sacrifice must never be forgotten," said Council Member Mark Levine.

Detective Ramos was eulogized in a department funeral this past Saturday. Detective Liu, his partner, is set to be buried this coming weekend.

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NYC to name streets in honor of slain detectives Liu and Ramos
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: The casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos is carried into Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A hearse carrying the casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos arrives at Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: The casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos is carried into Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: New York City police officers attend the wake of fellow NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: People attend the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: New York City police officers attend the wake of fellow NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: Children hold signs outside the wake for New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A security detail patrols outside the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: PBA president Patrick Lynch attends the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani attends the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A security detail stands watch at the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People demonstrate outside of City Hall against police violence at a rally that was supposed to be in support of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on December 19, 2014 in New York City. Like a number of other cities across the country, New York City continues to experience daily protests as activists, residents and area politicians voice their anger over two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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I am outraged at the killing of 2 police officers in Brooklyn. That is why we stress non violence as the only way to fight for justice.
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a press conference denouncing the shooting deaths of two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers at the National Action Network on December 21, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The press conference follows the execution style shooting of officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in Brooklyn on December 20, 2014 where the suspect was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: A police officer pauses as he listens to New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference at Woodhull Hospital following the killing of two New York City police officers on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People demsonstate outside of City Hall against police violence at a rally that was supposed to be in support of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on December 19, 2014 in New York City. Like a number of other cities across the country, New York City continues to experience daily protests as activists, residents and area politicians voice their anger over two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People demsonstate outside of City Hall against police violence at a rally that was supposed to be in support of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on December 19, 2014 in New York City. Like a number of other cities across the country, New York City continues to experience daily protests as activists, residents and area politicians voice their anger over two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: Jaden Ramos arrives at the funeral of his father slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: New York Police Officer at the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
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