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Photo Gallery: Steven McDonald Dedication



Patti Ann McDonald, joined by her son Conor, speaks at the plaque dedication.

Deceased NYPD Detective Steven McDonald was memorialized on the one year anniversary of his death with a plaque at the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct.  As a patrolman assigned to Central Park McDonald was shot and grievously wounded in 1986, surviving but rendered quadriplegic.  He nonetheless remained actively involved with the NYPD for the rest of life, deeply admired for his tenacity and optimistic outlook.

Patti Ann and Conor McDonald flank the plaque dedicated to Det. Steven McDonald.

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Steven McDonald Funeral



Det. Steven McDonald Funeral 1-13-17Family and friends gathered by the thousands Friday to say goodbye to NYPD Detective Steven McDonald.  In contrast to most line-of-duty police officer funerals, in which most attendees did not personally know the deceased, virtually all of the thousands in and around St. Patrick’s Cathedral that morning knew of McDonald and a large portion knew him personally.

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Shot and paralyzed in 1986, McDonald had an unmatched role in New York City’s civic life.  Literally unable to speak initially after being shot he became a unique voice, both tirelessly supporting and encouraging his fellow police officers and publicly forgiving the teen who nearly killed him.

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