Rafael Ramos, NYPD officer, remembered at funeral
Thousands of police officers from across the United States gathered outside the Queens church where slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos was remembered at his funeral.
#nypdfuneral #nypd #nyc #queens #rip #officerramos another video of helicopters flying overby kennydelli via Instagram 12/27/2014 5:32:36 PM
Gov. Cuomo is speaking at the funeral
To the Ramos family: "We will be here, not just in the hectic aftermath but also in the quiet times for the rest of your life."
"You can tell a lot about a man by the children he raises. Rafael and his wife raised two wonderful young men."
"Justin and Jaden are Mets fans, which tells us a lot about them. It means they are really tough and really committed and really, really loyal."
"We thank you, and honor you.... you have represented yourself, your father and your husband with dignity."
"To the NYPD family --- you are a fore of true professionals with the highest degree of dedication."
"The NYPD has done an exceptional job the last few weeks .... the NYPD protected the right of freedom of speech even as they were the target ..."
"We want every NYPD officer to know that they were not alone. When they stood in formation every NYer stood with them ... and stand with you today."
"An attack on the NYPD is an attack on all of us. Our system of justice, we are a nation of laws ... and you represent the law."
"The threats against the police are an insult to all law-abiding NYers."
"Mr. VP, thank you for being here today. This is a difficult time for our nation as we deal with questions about police force ... and racial tensions."
"We will restore the trust in our justice system and we will resolve the differences among us as we have done many, many times before. Because that's what we do as NYers."
"Nothing will ever defeat or divide our NY family."
"Remember the principles he died for .. at the end of the day, we are one."
Vice President Joe Biden is speaking at Ramos' funeral
"Mom, I assure you, those boys will get you through all this." -- Biden to Ramos' widow
"Our hearts ache for you."
"Justin and Jaden, you've shown tremendous courage and character these past few days. You are your father's sons .. he was so proud of you. He will be part of your life, your entire life."
"The time will come when Rafael's memory will bring a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes ... I promise you it will happen."
"No one had to know your husband to not know how desperately he cared for his family."
"Being a cop is not what they did, it's who they were."
"I've spoken at too many funerals for too many peace officers, too many funerals for brave women and men who kept us safe, and watched their families grieve .. unfortunately it's only when a tragedy like this occurs ... that people who don't know them are reminded of the sacrifices they make every single solitary day."
"Police officers and police families are a different breed. Thank God for them."
"This is probably the finest police department in the world. They earned that phrase."
"When you patrol the streets of NY, you circle the Earth .. a city constantly
grappling with the issues as old as the nation and as new as the
"I believe this great police force in this incredible diverse city will show the nation how to bridge the .. divide."
"To the Ramos family, we're all lucky to have Rafael ... he was a cop for all the right reasons."
"Although you have lost your father, you have inherited an entire family. The NYPD never forgets."
"May God bless your family, and the family of his partner and may God protect the 84th precinct and all the police officers of this country. May He bless you all."
Police Commissioner Bratton is speaking
"Every time I attend a police officer's funeral .. I always pray it will be the last, but I know it won't."
"Here we are to celebrate the life of PO Ramos and to honor him and the sacrifice he made that day with his partner .. his partner now for all time."
"No other profession will give you as much or take a much."
"We know who Rafael was .. he was, he is a hero."
"He came on the job older, a family man, street smart ... the younger cops looked up to him."
"We are your family now just as we were your dad's."
"We're here because your dad was assassinated ... because he represented something ... the men and women of the NYC police dept. He represented the blue thread that holds us together when disorder might pull us apart."
"That desire to serve also led him to become a chaplain ... and I'm appointing him today an honorary chaplain for the 84th precinct."
"Maybe it's because ... we don't see each other. If we can learn to see that our cops are people ... and are communities are filled with people just like them. If we can learn to see each other, we'll heal as a dept., a city and a country, and wouldn't that be the ultimate honor for Officers Ramos and Liu -- that their deaths helped us all to heal."
"I'm proud of Police Officers Ramos and Liu, both of who I promote today to detective 1st grade ... thank you for that applause for them, that they will hear in heaven, where they are standing guard, protecting the gates."
"God Bless the NYC Police Dept. and God Bless You."
#rip #police #officerramos #fifam #nypd #alllivesmatter #life #sad #protest #staystrong #love #thinkblueline #angel #bluelivesmatter #family #peace #nyc #ny #funeral #policelivesmatterby 💎Josie💎 via Instagram 12/27/2014 5:50:47 PM