JetBlue Flies 730 to NYPD Officer's Wake, Funeral

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.

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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