NYPD Officers Turn Backs On Mayor During Funeral For Slain Officer Ramos

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the funeral for NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos Saturday morning, hundreds of Ramos’ brothers and sisters in blue sent a message to the mayor.

Officers outside of the church could be seen turning their backs to the jumbotron screen broadcasting the service as de Blasio spoke, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.

Ramos and NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu were assassinated by a lone gunman one week ago today while sitting in their patrol car in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

Following the shooting, police union officials blasted the mayor, claiming the blood of the two officers were on his hands.

And as de Blasio visited Woodhull Hospital last Saturday, where Liu and Ramos were pronounced dead, officers were seen in video obtained by CBS News silently turning their backs on the…

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Friends, Family, Community Mourn Loss Of NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The community of Glendale in Queens has prepared all week for the funeral of NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, and many residents have been showing their support for the murdered cop.

“It’s been very sad. It’s been emotional,” said Teresa Kranacher. “When he would look at you and smile, you had to smile back; it was infectious, his smile.”

Photos:Officer Ramos Laid To Rest

Kranacher, a waitress at Tasty Diner on Myrtle Avenue, told CBS2’s Ilana Gold she served Ramos and his family every Sunday after church for many years.

She said Ramos had stopped at the diner just days before he was killed.

“It was from what we believe was his birthday,” Kranacher said. “We were teasing around his younger son. We asked him why he was home, he said it was because of his father’s birthday.”

Ramos and NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu were gunned down last Saturday

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Nassau Police Unions Send Families In Need On Christmas Shopping Spree

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HEWLETT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of families in need on Long Island didn’t have to wait for Santa for Christmas to kick off this year.

As 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr reported, Elsa dolls, Lego sets and other toys flew off the shelves at Matty’s Toy Stop in Hewlett as more than 100 children enjoyed a Christmas Eve shopping spree thanks to Nassau County’s police unions.

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Families were bused to the toy store courtesy of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association and NCPD Foundation, which provided each family with a $100 gift certificate for toys, CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported.

“Every kid should have the opportunity to wake up on Christmas morning and be able to have a toy and feel special,” said PBA President James Carver.

Sonia and her 10-year-old daughter Erica were thrilled…

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2 New York Police Officers Die in Ambush Shooting

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