Plaque Honoring NYPD Det. Steven McDonald Unveiled in Central Park

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A plaque honoring the late NYPD Detective Steven McDonald was unveiled in Central Park Thursday, at the spot where McDonald was shot in the line of duty on July 12, 1986. McDonald lived as a quadriplegic for more than 30 years, until his death last year. Shortly after he was shot, McDonald publicly forgave the teen-aged shooter, and spent his life promoting peace and forgiveness.
Attendees at Thursday’s ceremony included McDonald’s wife Patti, son NYPD Sgt. Conor McDonald, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill. (Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)