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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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