Long Island businesses raise money for family of fallen NYPD officer Jonathan Diller

All proceeds raised during the Back the Blue event will go to the Diller family.

News 12 Staff

Mar 30, 2024, 12:44 PM

Updated 15 days ago


Many Long Island businesses have contributed to fundraising efforts to support the family of fallen NYPD Detective Jonathan Diller. The Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale held a Back the Blue fundraiser. All proceeds will go to the Diller family.
Four organizations teamed up to host the fundraiser.
"Brotherhood For the Fallen New York City along with Law Enforcement Officers Weekend, Blue Lives Matter and Beyond the Badge New York have come together within the last 72 hours or so to put together this fundraiser for Officer Diller's family to show them we'll never forget," said Rob Nugen, of Brotherhood For the Fallen New York City.
As the fallen detective was laid to rest, hearts remained heavy throughout Long Island. Many mom-and-pop shop continued to do what they could, like Tim’s Florist in Massapequa Park, which began a donation drive on Tuesday that had raised over $5,000 as of Saturday evening.
"People are... coming in asking for ribbons... We've made 1,000 bows so far,” said Shannon Passanante, of Tim's Florist.
Down the street at North Fork Doughnut Co., all three of its Long Island locations will permanently carry “blue line” donuts to continue to raise money for Tunnels to Towers and the Police Benevolent Association in memory of Diller.
"We see everything that goes on and it just breaks our hearts, and we want to help those who help us. That's what it really comes down to," said Devin Zorn, of the North Fork Doughnut Co.
Moe’s of Massapequa also showed its support. The restaurant will donate 20% of Saturday’s sales to the family.

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