NYPD Det. Steven McDonald dead at 59; led inspiring life after 1986 shooting paralyzed him 01/10/2017 10:40 am PST Comments WPIX via WPIX: NEW YORK -- (WPIX) -- NYPD Det. Steven McDonald, who became an iconic symbol of courage, faith and forgiveness after getting paralyzed 30 years ago on the job, has died. McDonald, 59, died shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where he had been on life support after suffering a massive heart attack at his home Friday. The funeral will be on Friday at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and will be celebrated by Timothy Cardinal Dolan. FULL STORY: NYPD Det. Steven McDonald dead at 59; led inspiring life after 1986 shooting paralyzed him - WPIX Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.