PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Mets are hosting the families of slain New York City Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu this weekend.
Ramos’ sons — Justin, 19, and Jayden, 13 — served as Mets bat boys and were given lockers in the team’s clubhouse. Jayden was in the clubhouse Friday morning and met a handful of players, including ace Matt Harvey.READ MORE: New York State Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov. Kathy Hochul's Mask Mandate
Ramos and Liu were ambushed and shot in the patrol car by Ismaaiyl Brinsley on Dec. 20 in Brooklyn.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains In Grave Condition At NYU Langone
The Mets learned through police officials that Ramos’ sons were Mets fans and arranged a phone call with captain David Wright on Christmas Eve. They spoke for 15 minutes.
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