Street Sign in Central Park Honors Heroic Detective Steven McDonald

The city honored NYPD Detective Steven McDonald on Wednesday with a street sign on the 86th Street transverse. McDonald died in January, 31 years after he was shot by a teenager while on duty in Central Park, an attack that left him paralyzed.

McDonald’s response to that attack was an inspiration to many people: he forgave the shooter and spoke around the world about the importance of forgiveness.

Photo via NYPD.

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    1. Jimbo says:

      A REAL HERO………………….

    2. Jen says:

      People like him are inspiration for all of us

    3. Sherman says:

      Steve McDonald was a hero for so many reasons and it is a great idea to name this street after him.

      I was just a kid when he was shot but I remember hearing about it. Back then NYC – and much of the UWS – was a scary and dangerous and crime-ridden place.

      It’s amazing how so many people on this site still think the 1980s and early 1990s were the good old days for NYC.