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Streets to be renamed for slain NYPD Officers

December 31, 2014 Associated Press
Thousands gathered to mourn the loss of Rafael Ramos in Queens on Saturday. The two slain officers will have their streets they lived on named after them. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
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New York City plans to honor the two police officers killed in an ambush this month by naming streets near their homes for them.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the plan Wednesday. The council is expected to take it up next month.

Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot dead in their patrol car Dec. 20. The gunman then killed himself.

The new “Detective Rafael Ramos Way” and “Detective Wenjian Liu Way” would be on the Brooklyn blocks where the officers lived. Liu lived on West Sixth Street, and Ramos on Ridgewood Avenue.

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The officers were posthumously promoted to the rank of detective.

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