NEW YORK CITY — Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral of NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, one of the two officers killed by a gunman in Bed-Stuy over the weekend, the White House said Tuesday, according to reports.
"The President has asked Vice President Biden to attend the service for Officer Rafael Ramos and is grateful that the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will be traveling to New York City to attend the service on Saturday," said spokesman Eric Schultz in a statement, as reported by NBC News.
Ramos' funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Christ Tabernacle Church, 64-35 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, Queens. A viewing will be held on Friday.
Funeral arrangements for Officer Wenjian Liu, who was killed alongside Ramos while they were sitting in their patrol car on Dec. 20, are still pending. The NYPD has been helping members of his family come to the United States from China.
Meanwhile, the city has additional plans to honor the slain officers. At 9 p.m. Tuesday, buildings and landmarks in the city skyline will dim their lights, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio's office.
"Our city is in pain. We ask all New Yorkers to turn their thoughts to our shared identity as New Yorkers and to honoring the memories of the two fine men we lost," de Blasio said in a statement.
"We thank our fellow New Yorkers at each of these buildings and landmarks for joining us in this expression of remembrance."