BENSONHURST (PIX11) — One day, on a routine visit with his partner to help an older man who had fallen, Officer Wenjian Liu didn't leave as soon as his job was done.
Liu sensed that the man was lonely and wanted to talk about his service in Vietnam.
"So, he poured the man a soda and the officers sat down and they listened to the man's war stories and they looked at his faded photographs," Mayor Bill de Blasio recalled in a touching story during Liu's funeral.
The mayor said Liu was the type of person who would buy someone a meal if he thought they were hungry, then give him a ride home.
"This is the word that so many in his family, so many of his friends, so many of his colleagues were quick to use," de Blasio said. "They said he was kind. He wanted to help others in everything he did."