Yankees offer to pay for college education of slain officer’s son

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New York Police Department Officers Rafael Ramos (shown) and Wenjian Liu were ambushed, shot and killed Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20, 2014, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said. Their killer, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, fatally shot himself after the ambush, Bratton said. Credit: NYPD

BROOKLYN – The New York Yankees have offered to pay the tuition of Officer Rafael Ramos’ son, according to the New York Daily News.

The foundation to pay for the education for NYPD officers, firefighters and Port Authority employees who died in the line of duty was started by Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 1982, says PIX11.

The Yankee Silver Shield Foundation will pay for 13-year-old Jaden’s education and the remainder of Ramos’ older son as well.

Rafael Ramos was killed alongside his partner Wenjian Lui while sitting in their car in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon.

Late Saturday, Jaden posted about his father on his Facebook page.

***Read more on the tragic shooting involving the NYPD officers here***