Detective Steven McDonald and Patti Ann McDonald                        Photo courtesy of Captain John D. Bates 

Detective Steven McDonald...

touched the lives of many, and in his memory, family and friends have commissioned a bespoke tartan in his name.

The tartan identifies who Detective McDonald was, with the design, and each color reflecting his life.

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Detective first grade...

Steven McDonald, New York City Police Department, was shot three times, in the line of duty by a 15 year old boy, in Central Park, New York, on July 12th 1986. Quadriplegic due to the shooting, and with a ventilator breathing for him, Steven forgave the boy that shot him. 

 

 
“I forgave because I believe the only thing worse than receiving a bullet in my spine would have been to nurture revenge in my heart. Such an attitude would have extended my injury to my soul, hurting my wife, son and others even more. It’s bad enough that the physical effects are permanent, but at least I can choose to prevent spiritual injury.”
— Detective Steven McDonald