BROOKLYN, NY - Officer Wenjian Liu, one of New York's finest, was laid to rest Sunday.
Far as the eye could see, the streets of Brooklyn were filled with thousands of officers who paid tribute to their fallen comrade.
Hearts were also full of emotions in the wake of Liu's untimely death.
"The caring son, a loving husband, and a loyal friend. You are an amazing man. Even though you left us early, I believe he is still with us," said Liu's wife, Pei Xia Chen.
Officer Liu was shot and killed execution style aside officer Raphael Ramos in an ambush while on duty in their patrol car, five days before Christmas.
In honor of their service, police commissioner Bill Bratton made Liu an honorary detective, and officer Ramos an honorary chaplain.
New York mayor, Bill de Blasio offered words of gratitude.
"We lost in Detective Liu and we lost in Detective Ramos the very best of us, everything that we as New Yorkers aspire to be. We lost two individuals who were showing us the way," de Blasio said.