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Police departments across southwestern Connecticut say they will be sending representatives to the funerals of the two NYPD officers ambushed by a gunman Saturday in Brooklyn. Officials from several

News 12 Staff

Dec 22, 2014, 2:51 AM

Updated 3,466 days ago

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Police departments across southwestern Connecticut say they will be sending representatives to the funerals of the two NYPD officers ambushed by a gunman Saturday in Brooklyn.
Officials from several regional police departments say officers will wear black bands over their badges as a tribute to their New York counterparts.
Fairfield Police Lt. Jim Perez says the local law enforcement community is grieving Saturday's loss of life.
"Whether a police officer gets gunned down in Brooklyn or Wichita, Kansas, it doesn't matter," he says. "We are all together as one."
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch offered respects to the NYPD as well, saying, "We bleed blue for you on a day like today."
Investigators in New York City say 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car eating lunch on Saturday. He then apparently took his own life on a nearby subway platform with the same gun.


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