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JetBlue Flies 730 to NYPD Officer's Wake, Funeral

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    JetBlue Flies 730 to NYPD Officer's Wake, Funeral
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    The casket of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos arrives to his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    JetBlue flew 730 officers from law enforcement agencies across the country to New York for the wake and funeral of a slain NYPD officer.

    Spokesman Morgan Johnston said Friday the New York-based airline committed to finding space for two officers per agency that wanted to send representatives.

    Johnston said officers traveled from police and sheriff's departments big and small, departing from airports in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Thousands have appeared at the daylong wake of Officer Rafael Ramos. Vice President Joseph Biden is scheduled to attend his funeral Saturday.

    NJ Police Officers to Attend NYPD Officer's Funeral

    [NY] NJ Police Officers to Attend NYPD Officer's Funeral
    Officers from Middletown, New Jersey are among a huge contingent of officers from outside New York City who plan to be attend the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos Saturday. Brian Thompson reports.
    (Published Friday, Dec. 26, 2014)

    Funeral plans haven't yet been announced for Ramos' partner, Officer Wenjian Liu.

    The men were killed Dec. 20 in a brazen daytime ambush while sitting in their patrol car.

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