EDUCATION

Steinbrenner charity, Bowdoin College offer financial aid to slain NYPD officer's sons

Photographs of slain New York Police officers Wenjian Liu, left, and Rafael Ramos are placed in a makeshift memorial honoring the men at the 84th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, where the officers were stationed, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed  Ramos and Liu in a patrol car Saturday and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Photographs of slain New York Police officers Wenjian Liu, left, and Rafael Ramos are placed in a makeshift memorial honoring the men at the 84th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, where the officers were stationed, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed Ramos and Liu in a patrol car Saturday and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)  (The Associated Press)

The children of slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos (rah-fy-EHL' RAH'-mohs) are getting college aid from a charity founded by the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

Silver Shield Foundation Chairman Billy Walters said Monday the organization has set aside $40,000 for the educations of Ramos' two sons. After attending an officer's 1982 funeral, Steinbrenner established the foundation with Olympic medalist James E. Fuchs (fooks).

One of the sons is a sophomore at Bowdoin (BOH'-duhn) College in Maine. The school said Monday it will cover the education costs of one of Ramos' sons as long as he remains a student there.

Ramos and his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu (WEHN'-jihn LOO'), were ambushed and shot to death Saturday in their patrol car by a gunman who had posted online that he planned to kill police. Liu had no children.