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Photos: Thousands turn out to pay their respects at NYPD officer's funeral

Photos: Thousands turn out to pay their respects at NYPD officer's funeral

Just two days after Christmas, a green-and-red wreath still hanging above the doors of the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, thousands of police officers from New York and beyond arrived on Saturday to pay their respects to fallen officer Rafael Ramos.

Ramos, 40, and fellow officer Wenjian Liu, 32, were fatally shot, execution-style, earlier this week while on patrol in New York City. Liu's funeral date has yet to be set, as family members from abroad are still making travel arrangements.

Politicians including New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Vice President Joe Biden attended Ramos' funeral. When it was time for Mayor de Blasio to deliver his eulogy, many of the police officers who had gathered to watch the funeral on jumbotrons outside turned their backs to the screens.

Police officers from as far away as Chattahoochee Hills, in Georgia, traveled to the funeral.

"This is one of those things where it's pivotal for all of us to be here," Chattahoochee Hills Police Chief Matthew Rock told The Wall Street Journal. "It shows support at a time that's tumultous." --Sarah Eberspacher