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NYPD Det. Steven McDonald's wake, funeral: See photos

A hero’s final send-off for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald began Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, as thousands of police officers filed into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan. Earlier in the week, a public wake drew crowds to pay their respects in Rockville Centre.

McDonald, the quadriplegic NYPD officer who inspired generations by forgiving the teenager who shot him and overcoming his disabilities to remain an active cop, died Tuesday at North Shore University Hospital, officials said. He was 59.

Patricia Ann McDonald stands with her son Sgt.
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Patricia Ann McDonald stands with her son Sgt. Connor McDonald by the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald during the graveside service at Holy Rood Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 in Westbury.

Patricia Ann McDonald kisses the coffin of her
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Patricia Ann McDonald kisses the coffin of her husband, NYPD Det. Steven McDonald, while her son Sgt. Connor McDonald looks on during the graveside service at Holy Rood Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 in Westbury.

NYPD officers line Old Country Road as the
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NYPD officers line Old Country Road as the hearse carrying the coffin of Det. Steve McDonald heads into Holy Rood Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Westbury.

NYPD officers line Old Country Road as the
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NYPD officers line Old Country Road as the hearse carrying the coffin of Det. Steve McDonald heads into Holy Rood Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Westbury.

Patricia McDonald, center, wife of NYPD Det. Steven
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Patricia McDonald, center, wife of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald, and her son Conor, right, are greeted by former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, following a funeral mass for McDonald at St.Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Conor McDonald is a sargeant with the NYPD.

NYPD Det. Steven McDonald wife Patricia getting a
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NYPD Det. Steven McDonald wife Patricia getting a hug from Rockville Center Bishiop William Murphy as they depart from St. Patrick Cathedral after the funeral mass in New York City, Friday Jan 13, 2017.

As the body of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald
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As the body of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after the funeral mass, son Conor salutes while standing next to his mother Patricia in New York City, Friday Jan 13, 2017.

The funeral mass is over for NYPD Det.
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The funeral mass is over for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald with his wife Patricia, son Conor and other love ones pouring out the doors of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, Friday Jan 13, 2017.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan casts holy water on a
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan sprinkles holy water on the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald, as Patricia McDonald and her son, Conor McDonald, second and third from right, stand to let the coffin pass while leaving the funeral Mass for Steven McDonald on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

Former Rangers hockey player Mark Messier leaving the
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Former Rangers hockey player Mark Messier leaves St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, after the funeral  Mass for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald.

Patricia McDonald, center, wife of NYPD Det. Steven
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Patricia McDonald, the wife of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald, carries the flag that draped her husband's coffin as she leaves the funeral Mass Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. At right is their son, NYPD Sgt. Conor McDonald.

NYPD officer Conor McDonald, standing with his mother
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NYPD officer Conor McDonald, standing with his mother Patricia McDonald and son of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald, salutes a casket holding his father's remains Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, after funeral service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven
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Pallbearers carry the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald from St. Patrick's Cathedral after a funeral Mass Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. 

The funeral mass for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald
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The coffin of  NYPD Det. Steven McDonald is carried into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan for a funeral Mass on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

NYPD Det. Steven McDonald's body entering St. Patrick
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The coffin of  NYPD Det. Steven McDonald is carried into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan for a funeral Mass on Friday Jan. 13, 2017.

NYPD Det. Steven McDonald's body is removed from
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NYPD Det. Steven McDonald's coffin is shouldered for a march into St. Patrick's Cathedral for a funeral Mass Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. 

A large NYPD presents for the funeral mass
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A large contingent of police officers, many from the NYPD, line Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, for the funeral procession of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Love ones waiting outside the church for the
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Family and friends of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald wait outside St. Patrick's Cathedral Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, awaiting the arrival of his coffin for a funeral Mass.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven
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Pallbearers carry the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven
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Pallbearers shoulder the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven
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Pallbearers carry the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald from its hearse into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. 

Church official waiting for the arrival of NYPD
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Roman Catholic clergy led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan await the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald before a funeral Mass Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

NYPD Det. Steven McDonald's body arriving for his
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The hearse bearing the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald is escorted along Fifth Avenue Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, toward St. Patrick's Cathedral for a funeral Mass.

The funeral procession for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald
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The funeral procession for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald makes its way down Fifth Ave. in Manhattan, where a funeral mass for McDonald was held on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

The funeral procession for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald
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The funeral procession for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald arrives outside St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Police officers salute during the funeral mass for
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Police officers salute as the funeral Mass for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald gets underway at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven
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Pallbearers carry the coffin of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 .

Police officers fill Fifth Ave. near St Patrick's
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Police officers fill Fifth Avenue near St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, awaiting the funeral for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald.

Police escort leads the hearse carrying the coffin
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Police escort leads the hearse carrying the coffin of Det. Steven McDonald on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 in Rockville Centre.

Sgt. Connor McDonald leaves the Parish Center at
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Sgt. Conor McDonald leaves the Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre ahead of the coffin of his father Det. Steven McDonald on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

The coffin of Det. Steven McDonald leaves the
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The coffin of Det. Steven McDonald leaves the Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

NYPD officers preparing for the funeral mass for
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NYPD officers preparing for the funeral Mass for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, Jan 13, 2017.

NYPD officers preparing for the funeral mass for
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NYPD officers preparing for the funeral Mass for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, Friday Jan 13, 2017.

Connor McDonald and Patricia Ann McDonald leave St.
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NYPD Sgt. Conor McDonald and Patricia Ann McDonald speak about Det. Steven McDonald during the wake at the Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

Det. Conor McDonald along with his mom Patti
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NYPD Sgt. Conor McDonald along with his mom Patricia Ann McDonald and Police Commissioner James O'Neill gave statements of thanks during wake for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald at St. Agnes Parish in Rockville Centre Jan 12, 2017.

NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gomez, right, pays
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NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gomez, right, at St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

NYPD PBA president Pat Lynch leaves the Parrish
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NYPD PBA president Pat Lynch, left, leaves St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre after the wake for Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. 

Lines form outside the Parrish Center at St
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Lines form outside St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Lines form outside the Parrish Center at St
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Lines form outside the St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Lines form outside the Parrish Center at St
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Lines form outside St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly leaves the Parrish
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Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly leaves St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre after the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 in Rockville Centre.

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill leaves St. Agnes Parish
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NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill leaves St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre after the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Security is high outside the Parrish Center at
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The NYPD had heightened security outside St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre  for the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Lines form outside the Parrish Center at St
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Lines form outside St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Lines form outside the Parrish Center at St
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Lines form outside St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Lines form outside the Parrish Center at St
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Lines form outside St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

NYPD officers arrive at the Parrish Center at
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NYPD officers arrive at St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Well wishers wait in line to the Parrish
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Well-wishers wait in line at St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the public wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Well wishers wait in line to the Parrish
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Well-wishers wait in line at the St. Agnes Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the public wake of Det. Steven McDonald on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

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