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Funeral for fallen NYPD officer Jonathan Diller held on Long Island. How to watch and more

MASSAPEQUA, NY — The funeral for fallen NYPD officer Jonathan Diller will take place Saturday morning on Long Island.

It will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church in Massapequa and will begin at 10:30 a.m.

CBS News New York will stream the funeral when it begins. Watch it live in the player above.

Nassau County Police say Merrick Road from Hicksville Road to Park Boulevard will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Motorists should expect delays and periodic closures on surrounding roads.

The NYPD says parking is not allowed at the following locations:

  • On Merrick Road from Hicksville Road to Park Boulevard,
  • On Park Boulevard from Merrick Road to Sunrise Highway,
  • Massapequa High School,
  • Southgate Shopping Centre,
  • And Burnspark.

Police say Diller, 31, and his partner conducted a traffic stop on an illegally parked car in Far Rockaway, Queens on Monday afternoon when someone in the vehicle pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers. Police say there was an exchange of gunfire and Diller was hit in the torso under his bulletproof vest.

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Diller was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.

Police say Diller had been with the NYPD for three years worked with the department’s Community Response Team in Queens. He grew up on Franklin Square and lived in Massapequa Park with his wife Stephanie and their 1-year-old son Ryan.

Hundreds attended the vigil for Diller on Thursday and Friday. Former President Donald Trump, Gov. Kathy Hochul and other state and local officials were among the mourners who paid their respects.

Support for Diller’s family has been pouring in from across the area. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has announced this it will pay off the mortgage on the Diller family homeand other organizations have made donations to help cover funeral costs and Ryan’s future education.

The alleged shooter, identified as 34-year-old Guy Rivera, is charged with first-degree murder of a police officer, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He was also injured in the shooting and is still in hospital.

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The alleged driver of the vehicle, Lindy Jones, has been charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm and possession of a defaced weapon. CBS New York learned that Jones was out on $75,000 bond for a previous weapons violation at the time of the traffic stop.

You can watch the funeral service live on CBS News New York from 10:30 am

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