QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz stated the following about the killing of two NYPD police officers today:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of two of NYPD’s Finest, Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were murdered today on our streets. Our officers deserve respect for their devotion and the dangers they face day-in and day-out in the mission to protect our city. Such abhorrent acts have no place in our society and are to be fully condemned in every sense of the word.  As one city, we deeply mourn the senseless loss of these heroic officers who were tragically slain today. I echo the urging by the Mayor and the Police Commissioner for the public to bring forward any information you may have.”