Mayor de Blasio tried to make peace with the NYPD Saturday but again collided with the Blue Wall of Resentment.
As he took the podium Saturday at the funeral of slain Officer Rafael Ramos, thousands of cops outside the church turned their backs to the video monitors showing the mayor delivering his eulogy inside.
In a gradual wave, the assembled cops nearest the screens and speakers on Myrtle Avenue in Queens began to about-face, until the entire sea of blue stretching two blocks had their backs to the image of the city’s leader.
“Our hearts are aching today. We can feel it physically. We feel it deeply. New York City has lost a hero — a remarkable man because of the depths of his commitment to all around him,” de Blasio said of Ramos.
As he acknowledged the fallen officer’s family, the mayor reached out to the rank-and-file.
“I extend my condolences to another family — the family of the NYPD that is hurting so deeply right now,” said de Blasio.
Officers outside maintained a stony silence throughout the eulogy until de Blasio began to speak in Spanish, which prompted snickers.
And the ones in the photo aren't even NYPD, for the most part...