18 slain NYPD cops added to headquarters’ memorial wall

Natasha Velez and Shawn Cohen New York Post

The names of over a dozen fallen NYPD officers were added to the memorial wall at police headquarters during a ceremony Thursday morning.

“We honor 18 courageous members of the NYPD who also gave everything to the city they loved,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said before the officers’ family members. “They made the ultimate sacrifice so others could be safe.”

The wall now includes slain Officers [sic – Detectives] Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were shot point-blank in their patrol car, along with cops who served at Ground Zero [and died of site-related illnesses].

De Blasio spoke to the dangers police officers face every day while on duty.

“Last Saturday we got another reminder of just how real those dangers are,” he said.

The emotional event started with a moment of silence for slain Officer Brian Moore, who died Monday after he was shot in the head while on duty over the weekend.

His name will soon be added to the wall, which already includes the names of 863 officers.

“At the same time as we feel pain and loss, we have to feel pride, we have to feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment,” de Blasio said.

Top cop Bill Bratton lamented that Moore was “just beginning his life, just beginning his career.”

The event took place just hours before the start of a wake for Moore at the Chapey and Sons Funeral Home in Bethpage, Long Island.

Over 25,000 cops are expected to attend the wake and Friday funeral.

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