NY Governor BOOTED From Funeral Of Slain Officer

Written by: Clayton Keirns



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New York Governor Kathy Hochul was asked to leave the wake of fallen NYPD officer Jonathan Diller amidst the scene of public disapproval by law enforcement officers. Officer Diller, 31, was tragically killed in the line of duty in Queens during a routine traffic stop by a known felon.

Sources present at the wake reported that Governor Hochul, who was only inside the venue for a brief ten-minute period, was confronted by a man dressed in a black suit. The details of the exchange remain unclear, but it was enough to prompt her departure from the service.

The moment she exited, several NYPD officers stationed outside the funeral home broke into applause—a gesture that was seen as an unmistakable sign of their dissatisfaction with the governor's presence.

Hochul and fellow Democrat legislators have faced backlash following Diller's death, particularly concerning bail reform policies.

Before the weekend services, Sergeants Benevolent Association President Vincent J. Vallelong wrote a harsh letter warning City Council members not to attend according to The New York Post.

"Their presence is more than a distraction. It is a stain on the legacy of a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice," Vallelong argued , adding that the leaders should feel "morally responsible" for the officer's killing.