Brooklyn Streets To Be Renamed After Slain NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu

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.

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Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot dead in their patrol car Dec. 20. The gunman then killed himself.

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.

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