Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Steven D. McDonald

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Reflections for Detective Steven D. McDonald

Despite your injuries, you lived a full & fulfilling life, touching all who met you. You were a credit to your shield & office! Thank you for your service!


January 15, 2017

Rest In Peace Detective, you are a true hero. You and your Department are in our prayers.

Officer George Gazzola
Rapid City Regional Hospital Security

January 15, 2017

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Detective Steven McDonald and the extended law enforcement family of the New York City Police Department, NY

End of Watch: January 10, 2017.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 15, 2017

Legend. Rip

Sgt Al Sellinger
Scotch Plains Police Dept

January 15, 2017

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

January 15, 2017


Patrolman Chad Shifflet
Shiremanstown Borough Police Dept

January 15, 2017

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

January 15, 2017



January 15, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Detective McDonald's passing is so similar to my fathers. May you find rest in the testimony of patience and perseverance he leaves behind.

In memory of my father
Denny V Lawrence
EOW 1/17/2012

Anita Lawrence Casamento
Daughter of fallen officer

January 15, 2017



January 15, 2017

Detective Grade One Steven McDonald, during your tour of duty you served the citizens of New York City with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Detective Grade One Steven McDonald you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the New York City Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Steve you fought a good fight for the past 31 years and remained on the "JOB" as an ambassador to Law Enforcement. BRAVO ZULU. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR.

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

January 15, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

January 15, 2017

Our prayers to Officer McDonalds Family at his loss and may they always be blessed by his service to his city. May his son also be blessed for following his Fathers inspiration and making another inspiration to his family. GOD be with you all.

Retired Sgt. Charles Carty
Benton, Arkansas Police Dept

January 15, 2017

Rest in Peace brother

Deputy Dunlap(ret)
Dallas Marshal's Tx

January 15, 2017

Thank you for your bravery and service. Rest in peace. I remember reading about the incident about thirty years ago in Parade magazine, before I entered into law enforcement, and I always wondered what happened to you. Thank you, again, sir.

PSO Claude Edwards (retired)
North Augusta (SC) Dept. of Public Safety

January 14, 2017

Rest in Peace Detective McDonald. Thank you for your years of service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

January 14, 2017

We offer our deepest sympathy to the family, co-workers and friends of Detective McDonald. May he rest in peace.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

January 14, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER McDonald!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

January 14, 2017

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue. That is a blessing your son was able to earn his Detective shield as well.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Sons of God." Matthew 5:9

A/ Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

January 14, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss.

Jacqueline Rebel
Arizona Department of Public Safety

January 14, 2017

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

January 14, 2017



January 14, 2017

Steven, we honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace. Your legacy will be loud and proud.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Steven. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I pray for the emotional healing for all who called Steven beloved.

I was so saddened to learn of the loss of this inspirational officer and know what a devastating blow his loss is to his family and his agency. A nation mourns for him.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Detective McDonald gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made January 10, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

January 14, 2017

Rest in peace Detective McDonald!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

January 14, 2017

Decorated Hero RIP

Sgt B. Janz
Cyril, Okla Police Dept

January 14, 2017

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