- The Washington Times - Friday, January 2, 2015

Hollywood bigwig Robert De Niro said New Yorkers and others ought to donate to the fund for family members of slain Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos — it’s an obligation, he said.

“It’s not only our brave policemen and women who sacrifice for us — it’s also their families,” he said, the New York Daily News reported. “They’ve done their duty, and now it’s time to do ours.”

The fund for the officers has already recorded about $250,000 in donations.

Hundreds of contributors have offered up money to the surviving family members of the two officers, who were killed in a broad daylight attack on their patrol car in Brooklyn on Dec. 20, 2014.

“At times like these, New Yorkers know what to do,” Mr. De Niro said, the New York Daily News reported. “Thank you for joining me in contributing to the Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos families.”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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