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Heroes’ Salute: Fire Department Honors Slain NYPD Officers

Image: An ambulance carrying one of the two New York Police officers who were shot dead passes by a New York Fire Department honor guard along Broadway in the Brooklyn borough of New York
An ambulance carrying one of the two New York Police officers who were shot dead passes by a New York Fire Department honor guard along Broadway in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Dec. 20. CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters

New York Fire Department personnel saluted as an ambulance and motorcade carrying one of the two New York Police officers who were shot dead passed by an FDNY honor guard in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday.

The officers were shot at 2:47 p.m. by a gunman who walked up to their parked car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn and without warning fired through the passenger side window, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. "They were, quite simply, assassinated," said Bratton.