Thousands of police officers from around the country on Saturday attended the funeral of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers ambushed and killed earlier this month. The funeral was held at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, Queens, where Ramos reportedly served as an usher.
Ramos was eulogized by Vice President Joe Biden, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose relationship with the police has soured in the wake of anti-police-brutality protests.
About 25,000 officers attended Ramos’ funeral at Christ Tabernacle Church. Photographer: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images
Jaden Ramos, center, the younger son of Officer Ramos, arrives at his father’s funeral. Photographer: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden arrives. “I believe that the police force in this incredibly diverse city will show the nation how to bridge any divide,” Biden said during the service. Photographer: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo arrives with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee. Cuomo said during the service that he was “amazed by the discipline and professionalism” the NYPD showed during recent protests over police violence. Photographer: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, greet Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman. “All of this city is grieving and grieving for so many reasons, but the most personal is we’ve lost such a good man and a family is in such pain,” de Blasio said during the service. Photographer: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images
One man holds a sign that reads “God Bless the NYPD” and “Dump de Blasio.” Photographer: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images
A portrait of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos is placed outside his funeral. Photographer: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images