Wake To Be Held For 1 Of 2 Slain NYPD Officers
Mourners of a New York Police Department officer killed with his partner in an ambush shooting will gather at a Queens church for his wake.
Officer Rafael Ramos will be remembered at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale section of Queens on Friday.
The 40-year-old Ramos was on the force for two years. He was married and had two sons.
Vice President Joe Biden said he plans to attend Ramos' funeral, which is scheduled for Saturday.
Ramos and his partner Officer Wenjian Liu were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. Shooter Ismaaiyl Brinsley then killed himself.
The killings ramped up emotions in the already tense national debate over police conduct.
Liu's funeral arrangements haven't been announced.