Slain NYPD Officer’s Family Chastises Governor Hochul

A dramatic confrontation unfolded at the Friday wake for slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller when a family member ripped Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul for her appearance at the remembrance.

A video of the incident went viral with an emotional display of a man approaching the governor and informing her that she was not welcome at the wake. He appeared to get animated as he chastised the Democrat for soft-on-crime policies.

Hochul and her entourage climbed into an SUV and left the ceremony after the forceful exchange.

The New York Post reported a source confirmed the vehement dismissal of the governor’s photo op. “We don’t want you here. You’re not wanted here. You have blood on your hands. If you want to do something, change the bail laws.”

CBS News confirmed that Hochul’s visit was received coldly by Diller’s family. His survivors sharply criticized her record on criminal justice issues.

The slain officer’s widow also reportedly had a strongly worded exchange with the Democratic governor. She carried the couple’s one-year-old son in tow as she mourned her late husband.

Proving yet again that it is nearly impossible to shame a leftist, Hochul later told an Easter event that she would repeat her disastrous appearance at the wake.

Politico reported she defiantly said, “I would do it again, and that’s my job. If they need to talk to me, and they all needed to talk to me, my job is to listen.

On Saturday, Hochul announced that flags in the state would be flown at half-staff in honor of the fallen officer.

The 31-year-old Diller was shot under his bulletproof vest in the stomach on Monday when he made what was described as a “routine” traffic stop in Queens. Investigators identified the suspect as 34-year-old Guy Rivera, who was a passenger in the car Diller pulled over.

Rivera has a notorious criminal history with 21 prior arrests on his record. He was released from prison in 2021 after serving five years for possession of a controlled substance, and that was far from his first long term incarceration.

The suspect was also behind bars from 2011 to 2014 after being convicted in a violent attack.