Former President Donald Trump is expected to attend the Thursday...

Former President Donald Trump is expected to attend the Thursday wake of NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller, who was killed in the line-of-duty Monday night. Credit: AP/Yuki Iwamura

Former President Donald Trump is expected to attend the Thursday afternoon wake of NYPD Officer Jonathan E. Diller of Massapequa Park, who was shot and killed in Far Rockaway Monday night after a confrontation with a suspect involving a vehicle parked illegally in a bus lane, a department official confirmed.

Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will attend the 2 to 4 p.m. visitation for Diller at Massapequa Funeral Home’s South Chapel at 4980 Merrick Rd., NYPD Deputy Commissioner Tarik Sheppard said.

The Secret Service will be responsible for security at the wake but the NYPD will provide assistance, Sheppard said.

A Trump campaign spokeswoman told NBC News the 45th president was invited to attend the wake by Diller's family.

President Joe Biden, meanwhile, is expected to travel to Manhattan on Thursday to headline a campaign event with former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether Biden would meet with the fallen officer’s family.

Diller's wake will be held Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will take place Saturday at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Massapequa, followed by burial at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

Diller, who was married with a 1-year-old son, Ryan, was allegedly shot in the torso, under his bullet-resistant vest, by Guy Rivera, 34, during a traffic stop, the NYPD said. Police said Rivera fired one shot at Diller while sitting in the passenger seat of a Kia after the two engaged in a tug-of-war over the suspect's car door.

Rivera, who was shot by Diller's partner, remains hospitalized in police custody, authorities said. Charges against Rivera are pending.

The driver of the Kia, Lindy Jones, 41, was arraigned Wednesday on felony weapons charges.

Diller joined the NYPD in February 2021 and was assigned to the community response team in February 2024, working out of the 105th Precinct and later the 116th. He received a number of awards for exceptional or meritorious police work and accumulated a total of 70 arrests, including 39 felonies, the NYPD said.

Trump’s expected appearance come just weeks before the April 15 start of jury selection in his criminal trial in Manhattan on charges that he falsified business records to cover up hush-money payments to an adult film star prior to the 2016 presidential campaign.

With Laura Figueroa Hernandez

CORRECTION: Lindy Jones is 41. A previous version of this story had his incorrect age.

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