NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — At the makeshift memorial in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn for officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, crowds have continued to gather to show their support.
As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, the roadway is still closed to traffic so people can continue to stop by with flowers, candles, and personal notes for the now-detectives.
Law enforcement officers from around the country have gone to pay their respects.
And on this gloomy afternoon, two weeks after Ramos and Liu were killed, the signs of respect and gratitude for their service continues to fill up the sidewalk near Tompkins and Myrtle avenues.
Officers from as far away as Chino, California have paid their respects at the memorial — all with black bands over their badges as a sign of mourning.
One officer visited with her young son. She said she knew both Ramos and Liu and works at the hospital where they were brought the day of the shooting, Castro reported.
“It just hurt when I found out it was them, you know,” she said. “I just had to go and show my respect. So I did go to the funerals, the wake of both officers and I came (here) to bring my son because he wanted to bring some flowers and some rosaries.”
A new street sign that reads “Fallen Officers Way” has also been placed at the corner where the memorial is located.
Officials told CBS2 it’s not an official city-sanctioned sign, but it was place there by former and current NYPD officers.
The Department of Transportation said it wants to remind people that streets will be named after the detectives in the neighborhoods where they lived.
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