Transcript for New York City Mourns Two Fallen Officers
Throughout this and you are looking at a live picture a moment it's a violation under way over this I have fallen new York city police solve problems. Over the weekend salute mayor bill to Lazio's speaking eloquently and I visited their families. Yesterday. And they are going through so much and they deserve. Our support. And our solidarity they need to be first in our thoughts. Officer Ramos and officer Lew believe there's something they believed. Making this world better they believe in making this city better. They gave their lives. For the belief. That we could do better that we could come together. So we could keep people safe. Talking to the families hearing. What motivated these good young men to serve. It's reminder to us all it's humbling. Reminds us that we have to keep serving we have to keep working. For something better. There's a lot of pain. Right now. We have to work our way through that pain. We have to keep working to bring. Police and community closer together. We have to work for that more perfect union. We have to put. The divisions of the past behind us. They were left all of us. In this generation we have to overcome them. We need to protect. And respect our police just as our police protect and respect our communities we can. Strike that balance we must. Right now I want everyone to focus. On these families. On their pain put yourselves in their shoes. Be there for them and be there for the extended family. Of the NYPD. Because every. Police officer is hurting right now and the family of every police officers hurting right now. We have to be there for them. We have to keep them in our prayers. Move forward. Together. It's never easy. To overcome this kind of loss. The families this will be Wear them for their entire lives. And we will support them. For all their lives ahead. We've made that clear to both families and NYPD has a rich. Strong history of supporting families. And there our knee and then never laid him go. These children will always know the support that. They will no longer have from their fathers who have fallen. Will make sure of that all of us together. So. Just want everyone to think. What can we do. To help those families what can we do to move forward together it feels tremendously painful right now. But it's always darkest before the dawn. These families want a city feel what peace and unity. It's our job all of us. To create that. To support them and work for. A better day. I want ask everyone assembled here and everyone. Who is watching or listening. All throughout New York City all throughout our nation. Now bow our heads. In memory of officer Ramos. And officer Luke. Thank you everyone. God bless you all. And please embrace those around you as a symbol. Our belief that we will move forward together. Thank you. And you just watched a moment of silence led by in New York mayor hills blocked field at City Hall. In New York City taking a moment of silence at 247. The exact time. Two officers were gunned down on Saturday. And of course you can always keep up with this story in real time. By downloading the ABC news apps and starring the story for exclusive updates on the go. For now on Michelle Franzen in New York.
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