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(NEWSER) – Thousands of police officers from across the country have gathered in New York City for the funeral of a police officer shot to death with his partner in an ambush last week.

The officers in dress blue uniforms stood outside the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens for today's morning services. Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Bill de Blasio are among those expected to speak at Officer Rafael Ramos' funeral. Funeral plans for his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, have yet to be announced.

The officers were killed Dec. 20 while sitting in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The assailant killed himself.

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