Western Brooklyn

Slain Officer Wenjian Liu, A Gravesend Resident, Had Been Married Just Three Months

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Source: DCPI
Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu. Source: DCPI

As you may have heard, on Saturday, two police officers guarding a Bedford-Stuyvesant housing project were shot and killed in what appears to be a revenge attack for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. One was Officer Rafael Ramos of Cypress Hills and the other was Officer Wenjian Liu, who lived on West 6th Street in Gravesend.

More details about the slain officers are emerging.  The New York Times reports that Officer Liu, whose family comes from Taishan, in the Guangdong Province of China, attended Kingsborough Community College and College of Staten Island, and worked as an auxiliary officer before joining the NYPD seven years ago. Officer Liu had gotten married just three months ago, throwing a large wedding party in the neighborhood, before he was killed.

The New York Times reports:

A wedding party spilled out of the officer’s small house in Gravesend, laughing and gathering in a yard the size of a cocktail napkin for photos. A limousine waited, headed to a reception at Super Lucky Seafood Restaurant on Eighth Avenue in Brooklyn, where all 30 tables were filled by some 300 guests.

“He had so many friends,” the manager said. “The place was packed.”

Officer Liu, a seven-year veteran of the force, wore a gray suit; his bride wore a white dress. On Sunday, they would have been married three months.

Instead, a worker at the florist down the block emerged from his shop on Sunday with a single white rose. He stuck it to Officer Liu’s front gate and walked away.

Officer Liu’s widow and family have been mourning privately, but a doctor who emerged from the home Sunday told the New York Times in Mandarin that Officer Liu’s widow was “inconsolable” and his parents devastated.

Read the rest of the profile here.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Officer Ramos and Officer Liu.

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  1. My heart goes out to both their familes, such a senseless act, we need to support all our men and women in uniform….

  2. Condolences to the family and friends of Officers Liu and Ramos. We Mourn with you and keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

  3. I went to Officer Liu’s house this afternoon to offer my condolences. So sad and I couldn’t stop crying. My sincere condolences to both the Liu and Ramos families and may both officers Rest In Peace.

  4. Hi Rosalie, my name is Amy and I would really love to show my condolences to the families. May you please email me at ax3zyu@gmail.com to privately provide me info ? Thank you so much I would really appreciate it! Thank you

  5. Amy, I won’t email your private address simply because I don’t know you but Officer Liu’s home address is 1984 West 6th Street, Brooklyn. It’s between Avenues T and S but more near Avenue T by a Florist. The N train if you’re coming by subway and get off on the Avenue U Station but the last car so you’re by Avenue T.

  6. Understood, Mr. Ned but I received it Rosalie, thank you! Super appreciate it and the directions too. I promise I won’t bother them in anyway. Just want to drop off flowers and a note. Happy holidays everyone and rest in paradise to Mr. Ramos and Mr. Liu.

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