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Dave Portnoy is raising “approximately $240,000” for the family of fallen NYPD officer Jonathan Diller

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy has raised “approximately $240,000” for the family of fallen New York City police officer Jonathan Diller and promised to make further donations.

Diller, 31, was shot after a routine traffic stop led to a shootout with a suspect in Queens on Monday night. Officer Diller left behind a young widow, Stephanie, and a one-year-old son. In the video, Portnoy said that Barstool Sports was selling NYPD merchandise on its store page and that he and the company had raised additional donations that would be used to support the family.

“OK, I’m sure everyone has seen the story,” Portnoy said in a video posted to his X and TikTok accounts. “Tragic. The New York police officer Jonathan Diller, who was murdered. A routine traffic stop pulled over two guys, a million priors, been in and out of jail a million times, and they basically just opened fire on him.

“Tragic. Leaves behind a one-year-old child and his wife. We offer t-shirts for sale. We raised approximately $240,000 directly for the family. Every penny we earn goes to the family,” he continued. “On top of that, whatever we sell, whatever we make at the end of the day at midnight, I’m just going to top it up, so we’re doubling everything we can make.”

“I know money can’t cure this,” Portnoy added. “Nothing can cure this, but it’s the least we can do, and Barstool itself has a long history of supporting police, supporting the boys in blue, supporting first responders. You know, it’s tragic. These guys go out and risk their lives. It’s just terrible, so we’re going to do everything we can to support it.”

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Police arrested the suspect in the fatal police shooting, 34-year-old Guy Rivera. He has been arrested over 20 times, mostly for drug and violent crimes.

During a news conference, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that Diller and his partner conducted a traffic stop in Far Rockaway, Queens, around 5:45 p.m. on Monday after finding a vehicle parked illegally at a bus stop.

Diller NYPD memorial pole

This photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows Officer Jonathan Diller, who was killed in the line of duty, Monday, March 25, 2024, in New York. According to the city’s mayor and police department, Diller was shot during a traffic stop in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens. The officer and his partner were part of the NYPD Critical Response Team. (New York City Police Department via AP)

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As they approached the vehicle, they found Rivera in the passenger seat and asked him to get out of the car. He refused and allegedly opened fire on the officers.

The bullet missed Diller’s bulletproof vest and hit him in the upper body. Officers returned fire and Rivera was hit. He remains in the hospital.

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The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Lindy Jones, who also had a lengthy criminal record, was also arrested.

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