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Fallen NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller posthumously promoted at funeral service on Long Island

MASSAPEQUA, New York — The funeral of Jonathan Diller, fallen NYPD officer is being held Saturday on Long Island.

The service began at St. Rose of Lima Church in Massapequa, where Diller was posthumously promoted to first-year detective by Police Commissioner Edward Caban.

Mayor Eric Adams, PBA President Patrick Hendry and Diller’s wife, Stephanie, also gave remarks.

Before the service, a long procession left the funeral home in Massapequa Park at church.

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A procession heads to the funeral of fallen NYPD officer Jonathan Diller in Massapequa. Chopper 2 flies over. Watch the funeral live here: https://cbsloc.al/4cGmLmj

Published by CBS New York on Saturday March 30, 2024

Police say Diller, 31, and his partner were conducting a traffic stop for an illegally parked car in Far Rockaway, Queens, Monday afternoon when someone in the vehicle pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers. Police said there was an exchange of gunfire and Diller was shot in the torso, under his bulletproof vest.

Diller was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.

Police say Diller worked for the New York Police Department for three years and worked with the department’s Community Response Team in Queens. He grew up in Franklin Square and lived in Massapequa Park with his wife and their 1-year-old son, Ryan.

Hundreds of people attended Diller’s wake on Thursday and Friday. Former President Donald Trump, Governor Kathy Hochul and other state and local officials were among the mourners who paid their respects.

Support has poured in for Diller’s family from across the region. Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced this will pay off the mortgage on the Diller family homeand other organizations made donations to cover funeral costs and Ryan’s future education.

The suspected shooter, identified as Guy Rivera, 34, was charged with first degree murder of a police officer, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He was also shot and remains hospitalized.

The alleged driver of the vehicle, Lindy Jones, was charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm and possession of a degraded firearm. CBS New York has learned that at the time of the traffic stop, Jones was free on $75,000 bail for a prior weapons offense.

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