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Foundation to Pay Off Slain NYPD Officers' Mortgages

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    The money was raised by a group formed to honor one of the fallen heroes of 9/11. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015)

    A foundation created to honor a firefighter killed on Sept. 11 has raised enough money to pay off the mortgages of two slain NYPD officers.

    The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation says $860,000 has been donated, and another $150,000 has been pledged.

    Foundation officials made the announcement Wednesday at an event with the widows of Detective Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

    Liu's widow and Ramos' sister expressed their appreciation. The crowd was made up largely of police officers, including members of the men's precinct.

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    The foundation says the money will be used to pay off mortgages and make repairs to the homes, with any left over going to the two families.