#NYPD: New York Yankees to Pay for Education of Children of Murdered Officer Ramos

#NYPD: New York Yankees to Pay for Education of Children of Murdered Officer Ramos

The New York Yankees have confirmed they will be paying for the educations of the children of murdered NYPD officer Rafael Ramos. Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered Saturday by crazed gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley while eating their lunch in their squad car.

Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu.  (photo: NYPD)
Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu. (photo: NYPD)

George Steinbrenner, legendary owner of the New York Yankees, died in 2010, but his appreciation and love for the men and women of New York City’s emergency services continues on today in his Silver Shield Foundation. For 32 years, they have paid for the educations of the children of New York City police officers, firefighters, and Port Authority employees who have perished in the line of duty.

Steinbrenner started the Silver Shield Foundation in 1982 after seeing a news story of four children with their mother, folding an American flag at the funeral of their father, a fallen NYPD officer.

“Who’s going to take care of these kids,” Steinbrenner asked his friend, former Olympian Jim Fuchs. “We are.”

Jim Fuchs ran the foundation until his death in 2010. The Yankee Silver Shield Foundation is now run by Fuchs’ daughter, Casey. They have paid for thousands of children of fallen NYPD, NYFD, state police, and Port Authority to further their education, including 700 children who lost parents in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Wenjian Liu was recently married, and has no children, but Officer Ramos has a 13 year old son, Jaden, and another son in college.

Stories like these help restore my faith in humanity. Thank you, Mr. Steinbrenner, for “taking care of these kids.”

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  • God be praised! Someone had the courage to do the right thing!

    Now if only the mayor would do the right thing and resign…

    • Jodi says:

      Ditto that, RL.

      • Appalled By The World says:

        The Left NEVER does the right thing. That’s why despite all the proof and history showing how wrong they are any subject worth mentioning they’d rather stick to being dogmatists more than anything else. And that’s why they deserve eternal scorn.

  • Appalled By The World says:

    Proud to be a longtime Yankees fan 🙂

    Much can be said about George Steinbrenner’s influence on baseball for better or worse but when it came to charity nobody could top him.

    • Amy Taylor says:

      I’m not a Yankees fan. I don’t really watch baseball much, but I guess I’d say I’m a Cubs fan. I’m a huge football fan. I applaud Steinbrenner for doing this, though. And, the whole time I was writing this I couldn’t get the Seinfeld Steinbrenner out of my head!

  • Rebecca says:

    The photos of the two officers are haunting me. May they rest in peace.

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