Zach Bryan Pays Tribute To Fallen Police Officer During Concert

ByQuyen Anne

Apr 8, 2024

Zach Bryan displayed a touching gesture to honor the memory of slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller.

Diller tragically lost his life during a traffic stop in Far Rockaway, Queens, last month, allegedly at the hands of Guy Rivera, who had a long history of arrests. The news of Diller’s death reverberated through the law enforcement community, serving as an emotional reminder of the risks officers face.

Zach Bryan’s Heartfelt Gesture

During his concert at UBS Arena in Long Island, Grammy-winning country artist Zach Bryan honored Officer Diller, ensuring that his sacrifice would not be forgotten.

According to Fox News, Bryan addressed the crowd, sharing his sentiments:

“I got some really bad news this morning. Someone told me there’s an officer named Jonathan Diller who passed away in the line of duty, and he was from Long Island, right here.”

He dedicated his song, “Jake’s Piano – Long Island,” to the memory of the three-year decorated NYPD veteran.

“I want to say that it’s heartbreaking, and I can’t even imagine, so I’m going to try my best to sing this.”

“The best parts of you are here, but you’re still gone /
And I still tie that double knot /
The one you taught that gets caught on the banks /
The best parts of you are here, but you still ain’t.”

After finishing the song, Bryan paused to address the crowd. He then dedicated a few words to Officer Jonathan Diller and all first responders.

“That’s for officer Jonathan Diller. And any cop, any EMS, any first responders. We love the sh*t out of you. Seriously. You’re so brave.”


Zach Bryan consistently shows his genuine character, proving he’s one of the good guys in the entertainment world. His actions speak volumes, highlighting his integrity and compassion beyond just talent or performance ability.

Touching Moments With Fans

During a show in Milwaukee, Zach Bryan recently touched hearts by gifting a guitar to a woman facing serious health issues, a moment captured on film.

Spotting her in the crowd, Bryan wasted no time rushing to her side. The heartwarming moment truly showcased the essence of his character.

Watch the heartwarming moment below.


Adding to his list of heartfelt gestures, a few months ago, Zach Bryan stopped his concert to meet a 4-year-old girl battling cancer.

Jess Tilley shared a heartwarming video on TikTok, recounting her daughter Laylah’s unforgettable experience at the show.

Laylah’s passion for Bryan’s music was evident as she sang along to “Something In The Orange” before Bryan, upon spotting Laylah’s homemade sign, made a special effort to greet her personally.

Signalizing to security, Bryan invited Laylah to the front of the crowd, where he jumped off the stage to meet her face to face, signing her poster in a deeply touching moment.

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