Streets could be renamed for New York City Police officers Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WABC) -- Two streets are being considered for renaming in honor of detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, two police officers killed in the line of duty in December.

A bill was introduced Tuesday in the City Council. The legislation proposes co-naming Ridgewood Avenue, between Shepherd Avenue and Highland Place in Brooklyn, "Detective Rafael Ramos Way." West Sixth Street, between avenues S and T in Brooklyn, would be co-named "Detective Wenjian Liu Way."

The blocks are the sites of the detectives' respective homes, and were selected in consultation with their families.

A co-naming bill will be introduced and voted on in January.

"Our fallen heroes will never be forgotten. Their memory lives on in their families, and in the NYPD family. And now it will live on in the streets of the communities these brave men lived in and protected. This is an expression of our pride in each of these men, and our sadness at their loss," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Tuesday, the council's Parks Committee passed the bill.

The full council votes Thursday.

It's expected to pass.
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