NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will attend the funeral for NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, the White House said Tuesday.
Ramos and officer Wenjian Liu were ambushed and killed on Saturday in Brooklyn.
Biden is attending the funeral service at President Obama’s request, the White House said.
A wake for Ramos is scheduled for Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Christ Tabernacle church in Glendale. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the same location.
Mayor Bill de Blasio observed a moment of silence for the fallen officers at City Hall at 2:47 p.m. — the time Liu and Ramos were killed.
“It’s a time of pain for our city,” de Blasio said. “It’s a time of mourning for two good families and it’s so important that we all stand in solidarity with them.”
Later Tuesday night at Rockefeller Center, tourists stared as the Christmas tree briedly went dark, symbolizing the sadness that has settled in many hearts following the deaths, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.
The tribute at the tree, as well as the dimming of lights at One World Trade Center were arranged by de Blasio.