De Blasio, Bratton Mark Year Since 2 Officers Were Slain

NEW YORK (AP) -
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio bows his head during a plaque dedication ceremony for fallen NYPD officers  Rafael Ramos  and Wenjian Liu at the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn on Sunday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio bows his head during a plaque dedication ceremony for fallen NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu at the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn on Sunday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City’s mayor and police commissioner honored two officers who were shot to death one year ago while sitting in their cruiser.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton dedicated a plaque Sunday at Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct, inscribed with the names of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

They were killed on Dec. 20, 2014.

On Sunday, hundreds of officers joined Liu’s family at the precinct. Liu’s father thanked everyone for their support.

The two officers were shot at point-blank range through their cruiser window. The gunman then killed himself with the same weapon. He had posted on Instagram that he wanted to put “wings on pigs” and referenced Eric Garner, whose police chokehold death led to protests against the New York Police Department.