Jan 3, 2015 12:30 PM

Line begins to form early for NYPD officer's wake

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Uniformed police officers from across the country are among those lining up early for the wake of a second New York City police officer killed in an ambush shooting.

The wake Saturday for Officer Wenjian Liu (WEHN'-jihn loo) comes a week after the funeral of his police partner, Rafael Ramos. They were shot in their cruiser two weeks ago by a man who then killed himself.

Among those attending Saturday's wake in Brooklyn were about 20 officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. Los Angeles Officer Hannu Tarjamo (tah-RAY'-moh) called the killings an "act of savagery that should be condemned by society."

Before the wake began, some officers sought refuge from a light snow and low temperatures in a church across the street from the funeral home.


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