Kathy Hochul Confronted At Slain NYPD Officer’s Wake

Daily Report April 01,2024

In a video circulating on social media, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was seen leaving the wake of slain New York City Police Officer Jonathan Diller a few minutes after arriving at the funeral home on Friday afternoon.

The video also showed Hochul speaking with a man outside the funeral home, then turning around and heading out.

According to Daily Mail, the governor was scheduled to pay her respects on the second day of viewings for the slain NYPD officer, who was allegedly shot and killed by suspect Guy Rivera, on Monday evening.

Diller was shot in the stomach when police approached the car where the suspect was sitting in the passenger seat.

According to the New York Post, Diller’s wife, Stephanie, made it clear that the governor wasn’t welcome while she was at the funeral home.

According to the outlet, a witness confirmed that Stephanie wanted Hochul to leave.

“It looked like she was telling Hochul off,” the witness said. “It didn’t look like the widow had a kind word to say.”

However, another witness claimed that Hochul was not asked to leave and only had a short, respectful conversation with Diller’s family.

“She greeted the family members, then walked out. It was a brief, respectful visit. She was not asked to leave,” the witness said.

As reported by the outlet, Hochul’s brief stop came one day after former President Donald Trump paid his respects on the first day of viewings, where he stayed for around 40 minutes.

According to Fox News, this incident also comes a day after the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association President Vincent Vallelong wrote a letter to union members on Diller’s demise.

“I’m sure that many elected officials will attend PO Diller’s funeral, shed a few crocodile tears, and prominently seat themselves for a good photo opportunity. The sad reality is we don’t want them there.” Vallelong said. “It is a stain on the legacy of a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the scores of dedicated and committed public servants who will carry on his mission despite their constant criticism, cynicism, negativity, and frivolous accusations.”

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