Monday, December 22, 2014

Yankees to pay for the education of murdered cop Rafael Ramos' children: Report

A New York Yankees charity will pay for the education of the sons of murdered NYPD cop Rafael Ramos, after their father was ambushed and gunned down in his patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday.

The Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, which provides for the children of officers who died in the line of duty, will take on any education expenses for 13-year-old Jaden and Ramos' other son who is in college.

The 40-year-old Ramos was murdered in the planned attack alongside his partner Wenjian Liu when Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley crept up behind their patrol car and shot them both in the head — before turning the gun on himself.

The 32-year-old Liu was recently married but did not have any children.

Former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner set up the Silver Shield Foundation in 1982 and since then it has paid for the education of thousands of children of fallen NYPD, FDNY, state police and Port Authority workers in the New York area.

It has also taken on the costs for the education of some 700 children who lost a parent in the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001.

New York Yankees. Classy as usual.

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