One of the most heroic ways to die is in the line of duty protecting others. In 2014, Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed in their patrol car. The shooting occurred weeks after a different officer, Daniel Pantaleo, was not indicted by a grand jury in the death of Eric Garner. The shooting was believed to be a revenge killing for the perceived injustice in that case.
Rafael Ramos, 40, was married with two sons and had just been promoted to officer with the NYPD two years prior. A funeral service was held for Ramos, and it was the largest police funeral in the city's history with more than 100,000 people attending.
Officer Wenjian Liu, 32, was a seven-year veteran of the NYPD and had just gotten married to his wife, Pei Xia Chen three months prior to his death. On the night of the shooting, Chen asked for her husband's semen to be frozen, as they had always dreamed of having a family together. According to experts, semen is viable for 24 hours after death and if it's frozen properly it can last forever. Using in vitro fertilization carries a 70-80% success rate for women with normal fertility rates.
Her wishes were followed, and after years of trying she was finally able to conceive.
Continue reading to find out about her mysterious dream surrounding her pregnancy, and why she kept this a secret from her in-laws.