Detective Steven McDonald

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 111K+Poster

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    Detective
    Steven McDonald
    New York City Police Department, New York

    End of Watch: Tuesday, January 10, 2017


    Bio & Incident Details
    Age: 59

    Tour: 32 years

    Badge # 104

    Military veteran



    Cause: Gunfire

    Incident Date: 7/12/1986

    Weapon: Handgun

    Offender: Deceased



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    Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years earlier.

    Detective McDonald was on foot patrol in Central Park when he encountered a teenager he believed has committed a robbery in the park earlier in the evening. As Detective McDonald questioned the teen, the teen drew a concealed handgun and fired, striking Detective McDonald in the head and neck.

    Detective McDonald was transported to a local hospital where it was determined that his wounds had caused paralysis. After a lengthy rehabilitation, Detective McDonald was able to return home. He was confined to a wheelchair and needed the assistance of a machine to breath.

    On January 10th, 2017 Detective McDonald died as a direct result of complications from the gunshot wounds.

    Detective McDonald is survived by his wife and son, who followed in his fathers footsteps, joining the New York City Police Department, earning his detective shield, and eventually earning a promotion to sergeant.

    Detective McDonald served with the New York City Police Department for 31 years and was assigned to the Central Park Precinct.

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    Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

    Commissioner James P. O'Neill
    New York City Police Department
    1 Police Plaza
    Room 1320
    New York, NY 10038

    Phone: (646) 610-6700
     
  2. BxDetSgt

    BxDetSgt MassCops Member

    Steve was an inspiration to all of us. The McDonalds also have a Boston connection, Steve's son Connor (NYPD Sgt.) is a Boston College graduate.
     
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