Trump Mourns Fallen NYPD Officer: ‘We Have To Stop It’

On Thursday, while President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats were hitting up a fundraiser in New York City, former President Donald Trump attended the wake of a tragically fallen NYPD where he called for a “to law and order.”

Officer Jonathan Diller was killed on duty Monday during a traffic stop in Far Rockaway Queens, being shot by suspect Guy Rivera, who is currently being charged with first-degree murder, per CBS News. The 31-year-old leaves behind his wife and infant son.

Thousands of attendees came to his wake to celebrate his life and grieve the loss of such a shining life. While at the procession, Trump met with the widow and others close to the fallen officer before he spoke as The Daily Wire reports.

“What happened is such a sad, sad event. Such a horrible thing, and it’s happening all too often and we’re just not going to let it happen, we just can’t,” the former president stated.

“But the Diller family will, you’ll never be the same, you can never be the same, but we have to stop it, we have to stop it,” he continued. “We have to get back to law and order. We have to do a lot of things differently because this is not working. This is happening too often.”

The New York businessman took specific note of Rivera having an expansive criminal history, having at least 21 prior arrests to the traffic stop in Far Rockaway. In the traffic stop, the murder suspect was repeatedly asked by Diller to exit the vehicle before he ultimately pulled out his firearm, striking the officer just below his protective vest.

The officer was taken to Jamacia Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“This is such a sad occasion. The only thing we can say is maybe something is going to be learned. We’ve got to strengthen it up, we’ve got to toughen it up,” Trump solemnly said.

“The police are the greatest people we have. There’s nothing and there’s nobody like them. And this should never happen,” he said, per The Associated Press.