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Names of 18 deceased officers added to NYPD memorial wall

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New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton speaks during a rededication ceremony at the Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in New York. Every year the NYPD holds a ceremony to honor officers who died in the line of duty in the past year. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton speaks during a rededication ceremony at the Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in New York. Every year the NYPD holds a ceremony to honor officers who died in the line of duty in the past year. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


NEW YORK (AP) — Officials have added 18 names to a memorial wall in lower Manhattan for New York Police Department officers who died in the line of duty.

The mayor and police commissioner oversaw the annual dedication ceremony Tuesday in Battery Park.

Many of the officers whose names were inscribed died from illness related to their search and recovery efforts following the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

One detective honored died in 2003. Twelve of the officers honored died last year.

Family members of police officers who died in the line of duty watch as flags are raised to half-staff during a rededication ceremony at the Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in New York. Every year the New York Police Department holds a ceremony to honor officers who died in the line of duty in the past year. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Family members of police officers who died in the line of duty watch as flags are raised to half-staff during a rededication ceremony at the Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in New York. Every year the New York Police Department holds a ceremony to honor officers who died in the line of duty in the past year. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Among the names unveiled were those of Det. Rafael Ramos and Det. WenJian Liu (WEHN’-jihn loo). They were shot and killed last December while sitting in their patrol car by a man who later killed himself.

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