Sanny Liu, the widow of late Detective WenJian Liu, gave birth to her late husband’s baby nearly three years after his death thanks to in-vitro fertilization.
According to Liu, the two always planned to have children, but their plans were tragically disrupted on December 20, 2014, when a gunman opened fire on Liu and his partner, Detective Rafael Ramos, outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
The gunman, later identified as Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, a career-criminal, killed both officers then himself.
On the night her husband died, Liu requested that her husband’s sperm be preserved so that the two may still have a child. That night she dreamt her late husband handed her a baby girl.
“I told my friend, ‘it’s going to be a baby girl,’” she said. “My friend said you haven’t even checked the sonograms, but I was right.”
Liu said she can’t wait to tell their daughter what a hero her father was and introduce her to the Police Department she lovingly refers to as her “big blue family.”