NYC Honors the Police Officers Killed in Brooklyn Ambush

Mayor Bill de Blasio observes a moment of silence while the Empire State Building lights are dimmed.
1:51 | 12/24/14

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And turn now to tributes for the two New York City police officers shot and killed over the weekend. Mayor bill de Blasio joined the city in a moment of silence. A moment of unity for a city divided in recent weeks. And ABC's David Wright has the story. Reporter: Overnight anti-police protesters took to the streets despite pleas from New York's mayor bill de Blasio to hold off until the two officers could be laid to rest. He's under fire himself for criticizing police tactics in the past. Hours earlier, he made it clear he's now in lock step with the ranks. Officer Ramos and officer liu believed in something. They believed in making this world better. They believed in making this city better. Reporter: The mayor's message of unity accompanied by a city-wide moment of silence for the fallen officers. In Brooklyn, the sea of flaof flowers and candles continues to grow. The police are the first and last line of defense. Reporter: Police departments share in the grief and the worry. When a guy in New York is murdered in cold blood, we feel it deep in our heart here. It opens our kwlies. Reporter: The NYPD is investigating at least a dozen possible copy cats. But many officers find themselves many dedicated to protecting and serving. Especially during the holidays. Did you say your granddaughter wanted that? Reporter: These Florida police officers granting Christmas wishes with operation Santa stop. And in Kentucky, instead of traffic tickets, police are doling out $100 bills. Inside the warning is a little something. Maybe you could spoil your grand kid, or maybe you yourself. My goodness. Reporter: For "Good morning America," David Wright, ABC news, New York. And now to Paula Faris with

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