Donald Trump To Attend Wake Of NYPD Officer Who Was Murdered During Traffic Stop

Jonathan Diller NYPD

Honoring a fallen hero.

Earlier this week, a New York City police officer was tragically killed during a routine traffic stop when the suspect opened fire on the officer.

According to police, Jonathan Diller and his fellow officer had stopped a car that was illegally parked at a bus stop in Queens. But as they approached the vehicle, a man in the passenger seat fired at Diller, hitting him in his torso just below his bulletproof vest.

The 31-year old officer tragically passed away after being taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition, while his partner opened fire and struck the suspect in the back.

The gunman was identified as 34-year-old Guy Rivera, who had more than 20 prior arrests and never should have been on the streets to begin with, much less with a gun.

Diller, who had been an officer with the NYPD for three years, leaves behind a wife and a 1-year old son, making the situation all the more heartbreaking – and infuriating.

And according to NBC, former President Donald Trump is expected to attend the wake honoring Diller’s life and service tomorrow on Long Island.

Trump’s expected attendance was confirmed by NYPD spokesman Tarik Shepard, as well as a representative of the Trump campaign who said that the former president was “moved by the invitation to join” the family as they mourn.

But that’s not all: According to a post on Twitter, Trump also personally called Diller’s widow to express his condolences:

Regardless of your politics, it’s nice to see everybody coming together to honor a hero who was tragically taken too soon in a senseless act of violence.

As for the suspect, Rivera is reportedly in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital, with charges against him pending.

Rest in Peace, Officer Diller. And thank you for your service.

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