Street sign honors slain officers without city approval

A local man took it upon himself to rename the street where two NYPD officers were killed last month; however, he never received approval from the city to do it. The new sign, reading "Fallen Officers

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2015, 5:02 AM

Updated 3,428 days ago

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Street sign honors slain officers without city approval
A local man took it upon himself to rename the street where two NYPD officers were killed last month; however, he never received approval from the city to do it.
The new sign, reading "Fallen Officers Way," was posted in Bed-Stuy by James O'Connell, of Manhattan, who says he wanted to honor Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos after they were gunned down on Tompkins Avenue.
Not everyone is thrilled about the sign. Some residents say they understand the humbling gesture, but they would like input on something being done like that in their neighborhood.
O'Connell tells News 12 that he wants police to give the sign to the 84th Precinct when they remove the temporary memorial. Other residents want the sign to stay where it is.
Meanwhile, a proposal has been sent to the City Council to name two streets near the officers' homes in their honor.


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