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Fund for fallen NYPD officers’ families raises $120,000

December 29, 2014 Associated Press
The body of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos is brought from Christ Tabernacle Church draped in an NYPD flag after his funeral in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a church member, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing that $120,000 has been raised to support the families of the two police officers who were shot to death in their patrol car.

De Blasio said Monday that the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New has raised the money in pledges through the Fallen Heroes Relief Effort.

The relief effort was established in honor of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Verizon, and AT&T have contributed.

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De Blasio urged all New Yorkers to support the families of Ramos and Liu.

The two officers were gunned down in Brooklyn on Dec. 20. The gunman then killed himself.

Hundreds of police officers turned their backs to a video monitor as de Blasio spoke at Ramos’ funeral on Saturday.


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