Police departments across the U.S. display ‘mourning bands’ to support NYPD

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Photographs of slain New York Police officers Wenjian Liu, left, and Rafael Ramos are placed in a makeshift memorial honoring the men at the 84th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Image: Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

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.

The New York Police Department changed its Twitter profile photo on Saturday night to an image of a police badge with a black “mourning band” around it.


Screen shot of @NYPDNews Twitter account.

Image: Twitter @NYPDnews

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.

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.

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.

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.

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