Son of slain NYC police officer writes Facebook tribute to his dad: ‘Today is the worst day of my life’
The son of a New York City police officer, killed in the line of duty in Brooklyn on Saturday, took to his Facebook to honor his dad, calling him “The best father I could ask for.”
Jaden Ramos, son of slain officer Rafael Ramos, mourned his father in an earlier post, writing: “Today is the worst day of my life.”
The elder Ramos was killed along with his partner, Wenjian Liu, Saturday afternoon while sitting in their police cruiser in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn Saturday afternoon.
Hours after hearing his father had been killed in the line of duty, the 13-year-old Jaden wrote: “Today I had to say bye to my father. He was there for me everyday of my life, he was the best father I could ask for. It’s horrible that someone gets shot dead just for being a police officer. Everyone says they hate cops but they are the people that they call for help. I will always love you and I will never forget you. RIP Dad.”
Eleven days ago, Ramos wished his father a happy 40th birthday, writing: “Happy birthday to the best dad in the world, you are always there for me even when it’s almost impossible. We have so many good times it’s not even funny, I love you so much…..How does it feel to be 40 ? Your getting old dad but you still look good . Hope you have the best birthday, you deserve it.”
The post by the younger Ramos has brought forth an outpouring of sympathy and prayers from people around the world.
Jaden Ramos Facebook post below: