In a tragic, bloody weekend full of vitriol and hatred, this is a welcome site. The makeshift marker for slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu & Rafael Ramos has quietly blossomed from a small collection of flowers into a full-scale memorial May it continue to grow.

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz at makeshift memorial for slain #NYPD officers. @abc7ny

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The heartache is profound:

NYPD lives matter. May America never forget.