DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) -- Whether motorcycling or marching, the sea of soggy blue came from across the country.
"I'm just extremely sorry for the family, for precinct," Kevin Karosich, a police officer from Minden, Nevada, told PIX11. "I can't even imagine what his partners are going through right now."
Many officers had Jet Blue to thank for the trip.
"It's my first time in New York, and first time on an airplane, " Daniel Harp, an officer from Cooke County, Texas, said. "And yes it was Jet Blue. We couldn't have done it without Jet Blue."
Some from the neighborhood found this funeral of Detective Wenjian Liu so poignant they brought their very young children to see.
"It brings a tear to your eye to see," Anthony Masullo, a Dyker Heights father said, holding one-year-old Gianna. "This is a family of cops it really is heartfelt."
Tiny Jacob Moskowitz is only 10 weeks old.
"He will understand eventually what the NYPD means to all of us," Hillel Moskowitz, Boro Park resident, said."I know he doesn't understand but in the future he will."
About a block away, when a police officer said "about face " cops and civilians turned their backs as Mayor de Blasio spoke.
"I am in solidarity with police," Rose Siggia, Dyker Heights resident said. "I absolutely support my police."
"At least 500 turned where I was standing," Mary Czadi, a Bensonhurst resident said.
One neighbor even brought Bertha the therapy bulldog to help heal.
"We figure it would cheer up morale a little bit," Vinnie Ruggiero, a Dyker Heights resident said.
And it did for many of us.