NEW YORK: ‘ TENSIONS ARE RIFE AS THOUSANDS OF FELLOW OFFICERS PAY RESPECT TO ONE OF THEIR OWN ‘

#AceWorldNews – NEW YORK:Jan.04: Thousands of police officers are paying their respect to a New York Police Department officer shot to death along with his partner as mourners converge from around the country Sunday for a second funeral that stands to test tensions between the city’s mayor and police.

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‘ Family, officers arrive for 2nd NYPD cop’s funeral – Screenshot from 2015-01-04 16:03:11 ‘

Buddhist monks will lead a Chinese ceremony for Officer Wenjian Liu, followed by a traditional police ceremony with eulogies led by a chaplain. Liu, 32, had served as a policeman for seven years and was married just two months when he was killed with his partner, Officer Rafael Ramos, on Dec. 20.

Officer Lucas Grant of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in Augusta, Georgia, said he came to Liu’s funeral with about six other officers from neighbouring departments “to support our family.”

“When one of us loses our lives, we have to come together,” Grant said.

As Liu’s family arrived for his funeral, Police Commissioner William Bratton tweeted: “We will never forget his sacrifice.”

A day earlier, mourners lined up for blocks on a cold, rainy day for Liu’s wake.

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UNITED STATES: ' Rest in Peace Joan Rivers Iconic Comedian '

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – September 07 – In tribute to Joan Rivers whose private family funeral was held today.   

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‘ Rest in Peace Joan Rivers Iconic Comedian of Stage and Screen ‘
English: Scan of Joan Rivers' autograph with h...

English: Scan of Joan Rivers’ autograph with her famous catch phrase “Can we talk?” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


CROWDS GATHER FOR PRIVATE JOAN RIVERS FUNERAL
NEW YORK (AP) – Joan Rivers’ plans for an elaborate, over-the-top funeral may not be exactly what she will get, but it may be close. The comedian detailed in her 2012 book “I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me” that she hoped for “a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action” and “Hollywood all the way.” Instead of a rabbi talking, Rivers asked for “Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents” and “a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.”

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