On November 2, the NYAGV Education Fund’s Annual Benefit will present Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with the Steven McDonald Law Enforcement Award. Adams will be recognized for his strong commitment throughout his career to reducing gun violence.
Adams began his career in public service as a police officer with the NYPD in 1984, where he reached the rank of Captain. After retiring from the NYPD in 2006, Adams served as a state senator representing the 20th Senate District in Brooklyn until his election as Brooklyn Borough President in 2013. As a state senator, Adams fought for gun safety legislation and was a leading figure in the passage of the NY SAFE Act.
As Brooklyn Borough President, Adams released a report titled “Gun Safety in New York: Deploying Common Sense Technology,” that proposes the use of technology to reduce gun violence such as micro-stamping, fingerprint technology, and data sharing between gun dealers and law enforcement officials. He also proposes programs for peaceful conflict resolution by bringing together law enforcement officials and youth groups.
The Detective Steven McDonald Law Enforcement Award is named for New York City Detective Steven McDonald, who was shot and paralyzed in the line of duty in 1986. Since his shooting, McDonald has led a quest for a just and peaceful society, speaking to young people and community groups about his experience and leading discussions about non-violence.
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