This morning Vice-President Joseph Biden eulogized NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, NY. As 25,000 police officers from New York, across the country and Canada looked on Biden talked of the slain hero police officer and gave thanks to the NYPD stating the following, “This is the finest police department in the world.” Biden would later add, the bullets that targeted the officers also “targeted the city, and (they) touched the soul of an entire nation.”
There are many individuals including President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and NYC Mayor De Blazio better find it in their hearts and heads that what Biden said was so very true.
“I’m sure I speak for the whole nation when I say our hearts ache for you,” Biden told the family during the service.
He noted how an expected 25,000 officers were surrounding the church in solemnity and added how they “will stand with you for the rest of your life.
“Its an uncommon fraternity,” Biden said.
Biden referred to how Ramos — known to those close to him as Ralph — was gunned down December 20 along with fellow Officer Wenjian Liu as they sat parked in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The pair were assassinated, according to Bratton, simply because of the uniform they wore.
Today we pay tribute to Officer Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu,” Biden said.
About police officers, he said: “Thank God for them.”
“Amen,” some in the church said.
“This is the finest police department in the world,” Biden added, drawing applause.
He added that the bullets that targeted the officers also “targeted the city, and (they) touched the soul of an entire nation.”