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Funeral held for police officer killed in New York

The funeral has been held in the Queens borough of New York City of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos, who was shot and killed along with officer Wenjian Liu while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn on 20 December. Thousands of fellow officers, plus family, friends and dignitaries such as vice president Joseph Biden attended the funeral at the Christ Tabernacle Church.

Funeral held for police officer killed in New York
Police officers from around the country salute outside of Christ Tabernacle Church for the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Getty Images)
Funeral held for police officer killed in New York
Pallbearers carry the casket for the funeral of slain New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Rafael Ramos at the Christ Tabernacle Church on December 27, 2014 in the Glenwood section of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was shot, along with Police Officer Wenjian Liu while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush attack in Brooklyn on December 20. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden arrived at the church for the funeral. (Getty Images)
Funeral held for police officer killed in New York
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife Jill (R) enter the Christ Tabernacle Church for the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, politicians and friendsare expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Getty Images)
Funeral held for police officer killed in New York
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill left the church following the funeral of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at the Christ Tabernacle Church on December 27, 2014 in the Glenwood section of the Queens borough of New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Getty Images)
Funeral held for police officer killed in New York
People pause outside of the Christ Tabernacle Church for the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in the Glenwood section of the Queens borough of New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Getty Images)
Funeral held for police officer killed in New York
Maritza Ramos, wife of the victim, is joined by her sons Justin, left, and Jaden, (C) during the funeral of slain New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Rafael Ramos at the Christ Tabernacle Church on December 27, 2014 in the Glenwood section of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was shot, along with Police Officer Wenjian Liu while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush attack in Brooklyn on December 20. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden arrived at the church for the funeral. (Getty Images)
Funeral held for police officer killed in New York
Police officers from around the country salute outside of Christ Tabernacle Church for the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Getty Images)
Funeral held for police officer killed in New York
Police officers from around the country gather outside of Christ Tabernacle Church for the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Getty Images)