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Thousands Expected at Funeral of Slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos

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NBC News - Thousands of people, including Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Bill de Blasio, on Saturday attended the funeral of NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos who was shot to death along with his partner a week ago.

The service, at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, came the day after an eight-hour wake attended by so many people that some watched on giant televisions outside.

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"Dad, I'm forever grateful for the sacrifices you made to provide for me and Jaden," Ramos' son, Justin, said during the wake, referring to his younger brother.

Mayor de Blasio, who had been criticized by the police union for his handling of protests critical of officers, briefly attended the viewing Friday.

- Alastair Jamieson

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