Police departments across the U.S. display ‘mourning bands’ to support NYPD
Following Saturday’s murders of two police officers in New York, dozens of police departments across the U.S. have sent messages of support to the NYPD.
NYPD precincts and other departments followed suit. Some, such as Los Angeles Police Department officers, wore the black mourning bands in solidarity with the NYPD.
— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) December 20, 2014
— mark mester (@mester_mark) December 21, 2014
Other police departments, including those in Las Vegas, Chicago and Philadelphia, posted their condolences online, along with a photo of the black mourning band from the NYPD’s Twitter page.
— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) December 20, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Officer Liu and Officer Ramos of the NYPD. pic.twitter.com/TF022VY9jb
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) December 21, 2014
Outside law enforcement officials, Tom Coughlin, head coach of the New York Giants, wore a black strip on his left shoulder to express support for the NYPD.
— pat hanlon (@giantspathanlon) December 21, 2014
NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot Saturday in “execution style” killings, according to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton.