Statement Of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer:
“He was an icon within the NYPD, a hero throughout our city, and an inspiration to all. Detective Steven McDonald will be deeply missed, but his unrivaled strength, service, and dedication will never be forgotten.
“He personified perseverance. He embodied the values, each and every day, by which we should all strive to live. And he represented what it means to be a New Yorker. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and the entire NYPD family during this difficult time.”
Scott M. Stringer
New York City Comptroller