Family Of Officer Killed In Brooklyn Urges Peace, Unity

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The family of slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos spoke out on Sunday outside of the home where the officer grew up and where his mother still lives.

Richard Gonzales, Ramos’ first cousin, told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria it’s time for the city to come together and forgive the killer.

“We don’t blame him. We forgive him. The Ramos family forgives him because God forgave us,” he said. “And I know if Rafael was here and it was the opposite, he would say the same words — he forgave him.”

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People at the home held candles while the family spoke and a priest said several prayers, D’Auria reported.

“He loved his job. He loved his wife. He was a dedicated father. And I wish I could be half the man my cousin was, really,” said Ronnie…

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