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Officers, family arrive for NY policeman's funeral

NEW YORK (AP) _ Thousands of police officers from across the country have gathered in New York City for the funeral of a police officer shot to death with his partner in an ambush last week.

The officers in dress blue uniforms stood outside the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens for the Saturday morning services.

Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Bill de Blasio are among those expected to speak at Officer Rafael Ramos' funeral.

When the Ramos family arrived, the eldest son _ wearing his father's New York Police Department jacket _ was hugged by a police officer.

Funeral plans for his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, have yet to be announced.

The officers were killed Dec. 20 while sitting in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The assailant killed himself.

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