from The Guardian Dec. 20, 2014
Two New York City police officers were shot and killed on Saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn.
In a Saturday evening press conference at Woodhull medical center in the borough, NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton, his voice cracking with emotion, named the two officers killed as Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
Bratton and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio both said the officers had been killed “execution style” and described their deaths as an “assassination”. “There is no more emotional time for a police officer,” said Bratton. “A death of this nature, an assassination, it’s unlike any other type of emotion. It’s hard to deal with.”
Bratton said the gunman, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, had made “very anti-police” postings on the Instagram social media site and these were being investigated.