Police officers pause in front of a memorial for two police officers who were killed in Brooklyn on Dec. 21, 2014.
Police officers pause in front of a memorial for two police officers who were killed in Brooklyn on Dec. 21, 2014.  Adam Glanzman

Yankees Will Pay for Education of Slain NYPD Officer's Children

Dec 21, 2014

The New York Yankees will pay for the education of the two sons of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, one of two cops fatally shot in an ambush on Saturday.

The funds will pay for the schooling of Ramos' 13-year-old son, Jaden, and another son who is currently in college, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. The money comes from late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, which for 32 years has funded the education of children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port Authority workers who are killed on duty.

The other NYPD officer killed on Saturday, Wenjian Liu, does not have kids. He had recently gotten married.

[New York Daily News]

Witness the Aftermath of Police Shooting in Brooklyn

Brooklyn New York Police Shooting Bed Stuy
The skyline of Manhattan is seen in the background as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec. 20, 2014John Minchillo—AP
Brooklyn New York Police Shooting Bed Stuy
Brooklyn New York Police Shooting Bed Stuy
Brooklyn New York Police Shooting Bed Stuy
Brooklyn New York Police Shooting Bed Stuy
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A man leaves flowers at an impromptu memorial near the site where two police officers were killed the day before in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Dec. 21, 2014.
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Donna Salvaggio and a woman who gave her name as Reverend Jordan hug at a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New York
A man takes part in a prayer vigil at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New York
Mourners take part in prayer vigil at site where two police officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York
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A woman recites from Bible while standing over makeshift memorial during prayer vigil at the site where two NYPD officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn borough of New York
Vigil for slain police
The skyline of Manhattan is seen in the background as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot
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