On Monday, July 6, the 101st Precinct received some words of encouragement from the “First Lady of the NYPD,” Patti McDonald. McDonald and her son, Sgt. Conor McDonald stopped by Far Rockaway’s precinct to bring gifts and address the officers.
“Thank you both for your loving words of encouragement. We are all walking a little taller today” the 101st Precinct posted to social media after the encounter.
Patti McDonald is the wife of the late Detective Steven McDonald. Detective McDonald was shot by a teenage gunman in 1986, leaving him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. McDonald remained with the NYPD as a goodwill ambassador. He was known as a motivational speaker who even forgave the 15-year-old boy who shot him. McDonald died on January 10, 2017.
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