Staten Island Advance
updated January 10, 2017 at 4:48 PM


NYPD hero Det. Steven McDonald dies; spoke to hundreds of Staten Island school children

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Det. Steven McDonald talks anti-bullying
03/28/2012 - Officer Andy Cserenyi assists Detective Steven McDonald as he reads a prayer after addressing the students and faculty of St. John's Lutheran Church and School with an anti-bullying message. (Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma- Hammel)

 

Det. Steve McDonald talks to inmate at Arthur Kill Correctional
12/13/2003 Det. Steven McDonald, who was shot by a teenager in Central park in 1986, talks to inmate Carl McNeal in the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility. (Staten Island Advance)


Det. McDonald visits Our Lady Queen of Peace
4/11/2000 Detective Steven McDonald meets with Our Lady Queen of Peace students, from left, Joe Hogan, Brittany Murphy, Jack Raisch (in front), James Cuozzo and Molly Raisch. (Staten Island Advance)



Patti with Steven McDonald
In this July 5, 2006 file photo, paralyzed New York City police officer Steven McDonald poses with his wife, Patti McDonald at their home in Malverne, N.Y. McDonald, who was paralyzed by a bullet and became an international voice for peace after he publicly forgave the gunman, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at the age of 59. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)


Detective Steven McDonald
In this Aug. 30, 2004 file photo, New York Police Officer Steven McDonald recites the Pledge of Allegiance before the morning session of the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, officials said McDonald, who was paralyzed by a bullet and became an international voice for peace after he publicly forgave the gunman, died at the age of 59. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)


Students hear his anti-bullying message
Detective Steven McDonald addresses the students and faculty of St. John's Lutheran Church and School with an anti-bullying message. Tuesday March 27, 2012 (Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma- Hammel)


An early visit to St. Ann's School
1/4/1995 St. Ann's School, Pat Dillon, McDonald's nurse with Det. Steven McDonald and Diane Hesterhagen, class teacher, listen to Matthew Masiello, telling Mcdonald his father is a policeman. (Staten Island Advance)


St. John's Villa School is packed for Det. McDonald
5/20/1997 Det. Steven McDonald speaking to St. John's Villa students during one of his many Staten Island visits. (Staten Island Advance)


Words of forgiveness
5/20/1997 Det. Steven McDonald speaking to St. John's Villa students during one of Staten Island visits. (Staten island Advance)