Hero Cop Steven McDonald Is Honored Today

(New York, NY)  --  The NYPD is honoring hero cop Steven McDonald.

A plaque dedication ceremony is being held where McDonald was shot by a teenager in Central Park on this day back in 1986. The officer was confined to a wheelchair and is known for forgiving the teenager who shot him and preaching forgiveness.  McDonald many times brought his message of non-violence to schools in Dutchess and Ulster counties. McDonald died last year.

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