Brooklyn Streets To Be Named After Slain NYPD Officers
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today (Dec. 31), that he will introduce legislation to name two streets in Brooklyn after the NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, slain earlier this month.
In a statement, the mayor commented that the street naming was to commemorate their memories, according to the New York Observer.
“Our fallen heroes will never be forgotten. Their memory lives on in their families, and in the NYPD family,” Mayor de Blasio said in a statement. “And now it will live on in the streets of the communities these brave men lived in and protected. This is an expression of our pride in each of these men, and our sadness at their loss.”
Ridgewood Avenue, between Shepherd Avenue and Highland Place will be co-named, “Detective Rafael Ramos Way,” and West 6th Street, between Avenue S and Avenue T will be co-named “Detective Wenjian Liu Way.”
The motion comes days after police officers turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio at Ramos’ funeral.