Funeral for slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller held on Long Island

Hundreds of law enforcement officers and well-wishers came out to pay their final respects to Officer Diller, who was shot and killed earlier this week during a traffic stop in Queens.

The funeral mass is being held at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Massapequa Park.

Diller leaves behind a wife and a one-year-old son. 

MASSAPEQUA, NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Stephanie Diller, the widow of NYPD officer Jonathan Diller, carries her son Ryan at the funeral of her husband at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church on March 30, 2024 in Massapequa, New York. Officer Diller was killed on M

The NYPD says they will honor Diller by promoting him to detective first grade and his new shield number will be his son's birthday 110. 

"I feel your pain," Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday in front of mourners.

"I stand with you during these difficult times as the mayor of this city, and to Officer Diller's second family, men and women of the New York City Police Department, we say goodbye to Jonathan your brother, but we also say thank you to each and every one of you," Adams said. 

"As police officers we know we have a difficult job. But there's nothing harder than losing one of our own and seeing a family devastated," Patrick Hendry, head of New York City's police officers' union said. 

Officer Diller's wife, Stephanie shared stories of his childhood and how they met. She described Diller as being a caring person, honest partner and a dedicated public servant. 

Diller grew up in Franklin Square and later moved to Massapequa Park.

Diller's murder in Far Rockaway on Monday marks the first slaying of an NYPD officer in two years.

MASSAPEQUA, NEW YORK - MARCH 30: NYPD pallbearers carry the casket of NYPD officer Jonathan Diller at his funeral at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church on March 30, 2024 in Massapequa, New York. Officer Diller was killed on March 25th when he was shot in Q

Diller served with the NYPD for three years, NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban said in a tweet. Diller made more than 70 arrests during his short career, sources tell FOX 5 NY.

A GoFundMe organized to support Diller's family has raised over $670,000 as of 8 a.m. Friday. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will also pay off the mortgage on the home that Diller shared with his wife and young son, Ryan, in Massapequa Park.

Timeline: How Diller's murder unfolded

Diller – a 31-year-old father, husband and three-year veteran of the force – was murdered after investigating a vehicle illegally parked at a bus stop in Far Rockaway. According to police, a passenger, identified as 34-year-old Guy Rivera, refused to step out of the car, pointed a gun at the officers and fired, police said.

The bullet struck Diller in the stomach, just beneath his bullet-proof vest. Diller's partner returned fire, wounding Rivera, who was taken to a hospital. Rivera, who has 21 prior arrests, was charged with murder of a police officer, murder with intent, attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. The driver of the vehicle, Lindy Jones, was arrested and faces weapons charges.

Diller's murder in Far Rockaway on Monday marked the first slaying of an NYPD officer in two years.