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Tributes Pour In for Beloved NYPD Det. Steven McDonald Who Died Tuesday

(DNAINFO)  Murray Weiss | January 10, 2017 — From NYPD to NY Rangers, New Yorkers expressed affection for officer who forgave teen who shot him.

Tributes poured in for beloved NYPD Det. Steven McDonald, who died Tuesday afternoon after his family removed him from a life support respirator he has used since he was paralyzed 30 years ago by a gunshot.

“Det. McDonald, 59, who loved cops/community/life & NY Rangers, has passed (and) source of inspiration & incredible hope to people the world over,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill tweeted after McDonald died in a Long Island Hospital.

McDonald, who famously forgave the teen who shot him, inspired countless people by exhibiting a life filled with compassion rather than hatred or self-pity. He suffered a massive heart attack last Friday that left him unconscious.

Source: Tributes Pour In for Beloved NYPD Det. Steven McDonald Who Died Tuesday – Civic Center – DNAinfo New York