One Person Was Noticeably Absent From Friday Memorial Honoring Slain NYPD Officer Until the Last Minute

UPDATE — 9:12 p.m. ET: At the last moment, Mayor Bill de Blasio ultimately arrived at the memorial.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared to remain noticeably absent from the Friday memorial honoring slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos.

According to New York Daily News reporter Oren Yaniv, the mayor was still a “no-show” at the wake which formally concluded at 9 p.m.

Moreover, de Blasio’s office had failed to issue a public schedule Friday.

A representative for the mayor’s office did not immediately return a phone call or email from TheBlaze requesting comment.

The news comes as tension between de Blasio and police department soar to new heights.

On Friday morning, an airplane paid for by retired and current cops was spotted in the New York City skies reading,  “De Blasio, our backs have turned to you.”

Some police officers had asked the mayor to stay away from funerals for officers, however, according to CBS, the Ramos family said they would like de Blasio to attend.

This story has been updated to include more information.

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