BROOKLYN — A pair of Brooklyn streets will be named after the two police officers who were shot to death in their squad car in Bed-Stuy earlier this month, officials announced Wednesday.
“Detective Rafael Ramos Way” will be on Ridgewood Avenue between Shepherd Avenue and Highland Place, in Cypress Hills, and “Detective Wenjian Liu Way” will run on West 6th Street between Avenue S and Avenue T in Gravesend.
NYPD brass posthumously promoted the pair to the rank of Detective after the shooting.
“Our fallen heroes will never be forgotten. Their memory lives on in their families, and in the NYPD family,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “And now it will live on in the streets of the communities these brave men lived in and protected. This is an expression of our pride in each of these men, and our sadness at their loss.”
The officers lived on the streets and the sites were chosen in consultation with the families, officials said.
A bill to rename the streets will be introduced and voted on at the City Council’s second meeting in January.
The city also recently raised more than $100,000 for the officers’ families.
“We will never forget the tremendous sacrifice by Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in service to our city,” City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said in a statement. “These courageous men were fathers, brothers and sons, and they were committed to the protection of every New Yorker who calls this city home.”