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Funeral arrangements set for NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, second from left, visits

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, second from left, visits the family of slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos at their Brooklyn home on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Funeral arrangements have been made for one NYPD officer killed Saturday, while plans for the second slain officer depend on the timing of the arrival of relatives from China, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Monday.

Viewing hours for Rafael Ramos, 40, are from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Christ Tabernacle Church, 64-34 Myrtle Ave., in the Glendale section of Queens, Bratton said.

The funeral has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, he said.

Arrangements for Wenjian Liu, 32, will depend on when his relatives will be able to get to New York, Bratton said.

The details came as he and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a news conference asking the public to help piece together the movements of gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, before he shot the two officers as they sat in a marked police car Saturday afternoon.

At the news conference, surveillance footage was shown of Brinsley holding a white plastic grocery bag as he entered the Atlantic Mall in Brooklyn. Police also released a photo of the green Ralph Lauren Ross varsity jacket he wore, saying it was distinctive. It appears to have leather or leather-like sleeves and the profile of an Indian chief.

Police said Brinsley had that bag with him "for hours" that day and that it contained a Styrofoam container, which they believe held the gun used to shoot the officers and later himself.


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