Wright, Mets reach out to officer's family

NEW YORK -- The children of an NYPD officer slain last weekend received a phone call from Mets captain David Wright and an invitation to spring training from the ballclub.

The Mets learned through police officials that the sons of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos -- Justin, 19, and Jayden, 13 -- are Mets fans. So the ballclub arranged for Wright to call the boys. They spoke for 15 minutes.

Wright's father, Rhon, is the retired assistant chief of the Norfolk, Virginia, Police Department.

The family, at the Mets' invitation, plans to attend spring training, with the boys dressed in uniforms.

Officer Ramos and partner Wenjian Liu were ambushed while sitting in their patrol car Saturday.