Steven McDonald, NYPD cop paralyzed 30 years ago, dead at age 59

MSN | 7/26/1986 | LARRY McSHANE
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NYPD Officer Steven McDonald, left for dead by a teen gunman, never heard the prognosis of his imminent demise.

The paralyzed cop miraculously survived for the next three decades, living to see the birth of his son and become a global voice for peace and forgiveness across an extraordinary and unexpected life.

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McDonald died Tuesday at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack at his Long Island home on Friday.

“No one could have predicted that Steven would touch so many people, in New York and around the world,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said.

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“Like so many cops, Steven joined the NYPD to make a difference in people's lives. And he accomplished that every day. He is a model for each of us as we go about our daily lives. He will be greatly missed, and will always remain a part of our family.”

A parade of city officials past and present — including Mayor de Blasio, O’Neill and former NYPD top cops Bill Bratton and Ray Kelly — visited McDonald at North Shore University Hospital where he had been receiving treatment.

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Hundreds of cops were lined up outside the emergency room Tuesday afternoon awaiting the removal of McDonald’s body.

“Steven McDonald was the most courageous and forgiving man I have ever known,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said.

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“Despite the tremendous pain in his life, both physical and emotional, his concern for his fellow police officers and for the people of New York City never wavered...He was a true American hero.”

McDonald emerged as an even bigger hero from his specially-equipped wheelchair than during his time walking a city beat.

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His unlikely second act brought the indefatigable McDonald together with President George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela and Mayors Bloomberg and Koch.

Though unable to walk or hug his family, he traveled on missions of peace...
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