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Slain NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu to Be Laid to Rest in Brooklyn

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NBC New York -  Slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest this weekend in Brooklyn with eulogies from the mayor and police chief, as well as a ceremony led by Buddhist monks to mourn the city's first Chinese-American police officer shot and killed in the line of duty.

A viewing for Liu, 32, will be held at the Ralph Aievoli & Son Funeral Home in Dyker Heights Saturday, and the funeral will be held at the same location Sunday. He will be buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn. 

Liu was fatally shot alongside officer Rafael Ramos as they sat in their patrol car Dec. 20 in Bedford-Stuyvesant by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who fatally shot himself in a nearby subway shortly after the ambush. 

Thousands attended the funeral for Ramos last weekend in Queens, including Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Large crowds are similarly expected for Liu's funeral.

In addition to the Chinese ceremony, a traditional NYPD ceremony is expected, including uniforms and bagpipes, and the mayor and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will offer eulogies.

Read more at NBC New York.  

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