Gov. Hochul heckled while leaving wake for slain NYPD officer

According to the governor’s office, Hochul had a cordial conversation with Officer Diller’s family inside the funeral home.

Kevin Vesey

Mar 29, 2024, 9:58 PM

Updated 18 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul was heckled by a mourner as she left the wake for slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller.
A man in a black suit was seen pointing a finger at the governor while appearing to speak with her aggressively.
The interaction happened outside a Massapequa Park funeral home as the governor walked to her vehicle. She was inside the funeral home for approximately 10 minutes.
According to the governor’s office, Hochul had a cordial conversation with Officer Diller’s family inside the funeral home. Relatives expressed concerns about current criminal justice laws, and asked for policy changes so their loved one’s death would not be in vain.
The dust up between the governor and a mourner happened amid sharp criticism over the state’s bail reform law.
Former President Donald Trump attended Thursday’s wake service to a warm welcome.
The man who confronted the governor has not been identified.
The New York City PBA would not comment on the incident.


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