NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — Donald Trump, who has made crime one of the key topics of his current presidential campaign, will attend Thursday’s wake of a New York City police officer who was shot in the line of duty.

The visitation for Officer Jonathan Diller, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop on Monday, will be held in suburban Massapequa.

Police said 31-year-old Diller was shot below his bulletproof vest while approaching an illegally parked car in Queens. Diller, who was married and had a 1-year-old son, was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Trump’s campaign did not offer more details about his appearance or whether he planned to speak. The former president is currently the leading candidate in the Republican party in the 2024 race. In the meantime, President Joe Biden, who is running for re-election, will be in New York Thursday for a previously scheduled fundraiser with Democratic former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

“President Trump is moved by the invitation to join NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller’s family and colleagues as they deal with his senseless and tragic death,” Trump campaign spokesperson Karoline Leavitt said in a statement.

Trump posted about Diller’s death on his social media network Tuesday, offering prayers to Diller’s family and appreciation for law enforcement.

Diller was the first New York City police officer killed in the line of duty in two years.

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