Candles, NYPD cap mark spot of officers' deaths

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Police Department baseball cap surrounded by flowers, teddy bears and candles is marking the Brooklyn spot where two police officers were killed by a gunman who was targeting law enforcement.

Visitors from other boroughs have come to Thompson and Myrtle avenues to pay their respects to officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

The men were killed Saturday as they sat in their patrol car. The gunman killed himself shortly afterward. He had posted online about his intention of killing police officers.

Among the visitors to the spot on Sunday was 58-year-old Gary Watson of the Hamilton Heights section of Manhattan. He had a card and a money order that he wanted to donate to the officers' families.

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APPHOTO NYML102: Nakia Wilson pauses after lighting a candle Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at a makeshift memorial for the two police officers who were shot there Saturday, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Wilson is a colleague of the sister of Officer Raphael Ramos, one of the officers who died. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (21 Dec 2014)

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APPHOTO NYSW112: Candles, flowers, wreaths and other mementos cover the sidewalk near the site where two police officers were killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Just minutes before a wanted poster for Ismaaiyl Brinsley arrived in the NYPD's Real Time Crime Center, he ambushed two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (21 Dec 2014)

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