NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York City plans to honor the two police officers killed in an ambush this month by naming streets near their homes for them.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the plan Wednesday. The council is expected to take it up next month.
The new “Detective Rafael Ramos Way” and “Detective Wenjian Liu Way” would be on the Brooklyn blocks where the officers lived. Liu lived on West Sixth Street, and Ramos on Ridgewood Avenue.
The officers were posthumously promoted to the rank of detective.
Officer Ramos had just celebrated his 40th birthday on Dec. 12. As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, Ramos had previously been a school safety officer with the NYPD. He would have been with the force three years this January. Ramos leaves behind a wife and 13-year-old son.
Those who knew him said he loved being stationed with the 84th precinct, Carlin reported.
Officer Liu, 32, was married just two months ago and is a seven-year veteran of the force.
You Might Also Be Interested In:
- Extra Security In Place At New Rochelle High School Following 3 Violent Incidents Involving Students
- Seen At 11: In A Crowded City, ‘Sidewalk Rage’ Is A Common Occurrence
- Unstable Staircase Prompts Full Evacuation Of Bowery Building
- TSA: TV Crew Tried To Get Through Newark Airport Security Checkpoint With Fake Bomb
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)