Mourners to Gather at Wake for Slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos – ABC News

PHOTO: Candles and other items left by visitors make up a growing makeshift memorial, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

A wake will be held today for New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers shot and killed while sitting in their patrol car in a Saturday ambush.

Ramos will be remembered with a wake at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a longstanding and deeply committed member, according to family and friends.

His funeral is scheduled to be held there on Saturday, and Vice President Joe Biden has said he will attend it.

Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with fellow officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself.

PHOTO: New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos, left, and Wenjian Liu were killed, Dec. 20, 2014, as they sat in their car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Unrest has followed the shooting, with six people charged with threatening NYPD officers. There have been at least 40 separate threats against New York City police since Saturday’s shooting, the NYPD said Wednesday.

Half of those threats have been deemed not credible. The rest are still under investigation.

“All threats against members of the NYPD are taken seriously and are investigated immediately to determine the credibility and origin of the information,” the department said in a statement.

Extra guards have been posted at precincts when necessary and Mayor Bill de Blasio has implored the public to report any threats they may see online. The NYPD counts about 35,000 uniformed officers, with 22,000 patrolmen.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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