January 5, 2015

Director Comey Honors Slain NYPD Officer 

Director Comey at Funeral of Slain NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu

Director Comey (third from right) joined New York City officials, including Mayor Bill Di Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton, during the funeral procession for slain Officer Wenjian Liu. Photo Credit: Ed Reed/NYC Mayoral Photography Office.

Director Comey spoke at the memorial service Sunday of slain New York City Police Officer Wenjian Liu. “What I believe with all my heart is that our obligation is to try to make something good come of tragedy,” he said, “so that evil is not allowed to hold the field, so that evil is not allowed to win the day.”

Officer Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos were killed December 20 inside their patrol car in Brooklyn. The shooter killed himself after the murders.

“These are our most difficult days,” Comey said at the funeral in Brooklyn. “They are days where we struggle to find meaning from tragedy, when we struggle to find words to define our loss. ...But I believe our obligation is to try and do good to honor this good man and do everything we can to protect those who protect us.”