In a 24-hour period of heartbreaking news surrounding the murders of two NYPD officers, there is finally some good news: The New York Yankees will pay for Officer Rafeal Ramos‘s children’s education, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.
The Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, founded in 1982 by late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, pays for the education of children of NYPD, FDNY, and Port Authority officials who died in the line of duty.
Officer Ramos has a son in college, and another 13-year-old son Jaden, who mourned his father’s death on Facebook yesterday. Both will have their college education paid for by Steinbrenner’s foundation. Officer Wenjian Liu, also killed, did not have any children and was recently married.