The funeral for NYPD officer Rafael Ramos is being held this morning, and thousands are on hand to pay their respects:

About 25,000 police officers from across the country and untold numbers of civilians are expected to fill the streets around a Queens church for the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos, authorities said.

Officer Ramos will be given an “inspector’s funeral,” which entails all of the traditions and pageantry that the New York Police Department brings to bear for an honored member who died in the line of duty.

VP Joe Biden and his wife are also in attendance:

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