Maritza Ramos, whose late husband was a cop and one of the good guys, was in Mexico on Sunday morning when she was told over her cell phone that another cop had been shot in New York City.
“Oh, my God, not again,” she said.
Then she said, “Was it like my husband?”
She was told it wasn’t exactly like what happened to Detective Rafael Ramos, shot dead on the Saturday afternoon before Christmas while he sat in his patrol car with his partner, Detective Wenjian Liu, even if Officer Brian Moore, in plainclothes Saturday night, never really had a chance against a career punk criminal named Demetrius Blackwell. But it was close enough to what happened Dec. 20, the day Maritza Ramos got the same call from the NYPD that the family of Brian Moore got on Saturday night.