Tunnel to Towers Foundation Stands with Slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller’s Family

Tunnel to Towers Vows to Pay Off the Mortgage on Diller’s Home

NEW YORK [MARCH 28, 2024] – The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has made a promise to pay off the mortgage on the Massapequa Park, Long Island home of NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller. 

Officer Diller, 31, was shot and killed by a career criminal during a traffic stop on Monday night in Far Rockaway, Queens.

Officer Diller and his partner approached a car parked illegally at a bus stop, when a man inside the car opened fire, hitting Diller below his bullet-proof vest. He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he died from his injuries.

This is the first line of duty death for the NYPD in two years.

A dedicated three-year veteran of the force, Officer Diller leaves behind his wife, Stephanie, and their one-year-old son.

Every day Officer Diller donned his uniform, there was a risk he may not come home,” said Frank Siller, Chairman & CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “We will honor Officer Diller not only for his sacrifice but for his unwavering resolve to protect the people of New York City by ensuring his family can stay in their home, forever.”

The Tunnel to Towers Fallen First Responder Home Program pays off the mortgages for the families of law enforcement officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty, pass away from 9/11-related illnesses, and leave behind young children.

About the Tunnel to Towers Foundation:

Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries out its mission to “do good,” by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. Tunnel to Towers is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America Never Forget September 11, 2001.

Visit T2T.org to learn more and follow Tunnel to Towers on Facebook, X, and Instagram.



Trevor Tamsen — Trevor.Tamsen@t2t.org