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Detective Steven McDonald memorial set in stone during ‘bittersweet’ ceremony

NYC mayor, police officials honor the late detective at the NYPD Central Park Precinct

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Leaders in New York City honored the late Detective Steven McDonald on the anniversary of his death. The former officer who was shot while on duty 31 years ago and left paralyzed was memorialized at NYPD Central Park Precinct Wednesday. Brothers and sisters in blue stood together to honor McDonald. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the ceremony bittersweet.

“Yes, bitter because we miss him but sweet because we knew him,” Bill de Blasio said.

Several years after he was shot, he publicly announced his forgiveness for the teen who shot him. McDonald lived on Long Island with his wife, the mayor of Malverne, until he died of a heart attack. He is survived by his son, Conor, now a fellow member in blue.

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