_Streets Are Renamed In Honor Of Fallen NYPD Cops Wenjian Liu & Rafael Ramos

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law to rename two city streets after fallen NYPD Cops Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The two police officers were gunned down as they sat in their car in Brooklyn. Read more on the story after the jump!

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Mayor de Blasio was joined by the families of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos to sign a bill which will name streets after the officers. The two fallen officers were both promoted to detectives and the street signs that will be put in their neighborhoods will have the same name. W. Sixth St. between Avenues S and T in Brooklyn will become Detective Wenjian Liu Way, and Ridgewood Ave. between Shepherd Ave. and Highway Place will soon be changed to Detective Rafael Ramos Way.

Mayor Bill de Blasio stated, “This is one of the ways, one of the many ways that we honor people who have done so much for the city, and there are many forms of service and sacrifice—none greater than when our men and women in uniform pay the ultimate price, make the ultimate sacrifice to protect others.” He continued by saying, “Detective Rafael Ramos Way and Detective Wenjian Liu Way will now be part of all that is New York City, a permanent part of this city and a permanent reminder, a permanent example to all New Yorkers of their heroism and sacrifice.” After the bill signing ceremony, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said, “It’s just a way for the city to say thank you, and say thank you in a way that’s visible and lasting.” He thought it was a great to see New York remember the officers this way.

The law signed by Mr. de Blasio in the City Council chamber at City Hall, also names 46 other streets and public places and many other city workers who died in the line of duty. FDNY Lieutenant Matt Ambelas, who was a firefighter killed in a Williamsburg fire, Police Officer Kenneth Anthony Nugent, an officer killed trying to stop a robbery in Queens, Traffic Enforcement Agent Kalyana Ranasinghe, who was hit by a truck while writing tickets, Deputy Fire Chief Charles Kaspter, killed on September 11, 2001, Sanitation worker Steven Frosch, who was killed in a Maspeth garage, and Edwin Thomas, who was stabbed to death while driving a city bus were all named on the law.