Photos from the funeral of fallen NYPD officer Jonathan Diller in Massapequa


Massapequa was awash in blue Saturday morning as thousands of police officers descended on this South Shore community to bid farewell to one of their own, murdered in broad daylight in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Monday.

[GLI photographer Andrew Theodorakis captured the emotions from the day. Scroll down to see his photos.]

Jonathan Diller, 31, a three-year, decorated NYPD veteran from Massapequa Park was shot and killed in broad daylight during a traffic stop in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Monday.

His wife, Stephanie Diller, stood before mourners at a funeral mass for her late husband.

“This is devastating,” she said. “It’s a devastating, senseless and tragic loss for so many … It’s a shame that someone who brought so much positivity to the world was given such a negative ending.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Police Commissioner Edward Caban also delivered powerful speeches during a funeral mass presided over by the Rev. Michael Duffy. Read more about the funeral by clicking below.


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