Tens of thousands of officers from across the country attended the funerals of the two slain police officers in New York City and the Clinton Police Department was represented.
Monday night at the Clinton City Council meeting, Officer Jason Yost and Sgt. Jerry Causer reflected on their time spent in New York City for the funerals of Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu. Officer Yost says there are many things about the funeral and procession that he'll always remember.
Sgt. Causer attended both the funeral for Officer Ramos and the visitation for Officer Liu, and was impacted by the story of a NYC officer who was supposed to take the overtime shift for Officer Liu but came down sick.
The family and collegues of Officer Liu were exceptionally grateful for the outpouring of support from all the officers in attendance. Sgt. Causer felt as though the family of Officer Liu was very touched by how many people were in attendance of his visitation.
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Chief Ben Lowers indicates a precinct in New York City contacted him via their Facebook page to show their appreciation and Officer Yost says on he had a NYC official ask him to snap a picture of his badge so they could keep track of where officers came from the past few weeks.
In the 70s, there were a couple officers killed in New York City in circumstances similar to what happened last month, and Officer Yost explains a city school was named after one of the officers killed. Officer Ramos began his law enforcement career in that school that was named after the slain police officer from the 70s.