Slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest this weekend in Brooklyn with eulogies from the mayor and police chief, as well as a ceremony led by Buddhist monks to mourn the city's first Chinese-American police officer shot and killed in the line of duty.
A viewing for Liu, 32, will be held at the Ralph Aievoli & Son Funeral Home in Dyker Heights Saturday, and the funeral will be held at the same location Sunday. He will be buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Liu was fatally shot alongside officer Rafael Ramos as they sat in their patrol car Dec. 20 in Bedford-Stuyvesant by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who fatally shot himself in a nearby subway shortly after the ambush.
Thousands attended the funeral for Ramos last weekend in Queens, including Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Large crowds are similarly expected for Liu's funeral.
In addition to the Chinese ceremony, a traditional NYPD ceremony is expected, including uniforms and bagpipes, and the mayor and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will offer eulogies.
On Friday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and other religious leaders paid their respects to Liu's family ahead of services.
Liu, whose family emigrated from China when he was 12 years old, had been a member of the police force for seven years, after serving previously in the police auxiliary. He moved this year to a home in Brooklyn's Gravesend section and got married just three months ago.
He attended Lafayette High School, then Kingsboro Community College and the College of Staten Island.
"He was looking forward to having his own family," his family said in a written statement after Liu's death. "Wenjian was proud to be a New York City officer."
Both Liu and Ramos were posthumously promoted to detective. The city also plans to honor them by naming streets near their homes for them, the mayor and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced this week.
The NYPD announced the following street closures this weekend: 65th Street between 12th and 14th avenues will be closed from noon through 10 p.m. Saturday, and there will be no parking. There will also be no parking on 13th Avenue between 64th and 68th streets.
On Sunday, 65th Street between 11th and 18th avenues will be closed to all vehicles from 7 a.m. through 2 p.m. There will be no parking on 13th Avenue between 64th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway.