Officer Steven McDonald with his wife, Patty McDonald, honorees at NYAGV’s Annual Benefit in 2012.

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) today joins the New York City Police Department and fellow New Yorkers in mourning the passing of Detective Steven McDonald and in extending our deepest sympathy to Detective McDonald’s family and loved ones.

Detective McDonald worked tirelessly for a just and peaceful society, speaking to young people and community groups about his experiences and leading discussions about non-violence.

We are especially proud of Detective McDonald’s support for our organization. Upon receiving the NYAGV Law Enforcement Award in 2012, NYAGV renamed the award in his honor. Since then, Detective McDonald has presented the Detective Steven McDonald Law Enforcement Award to honorees such as The Families of Sandy Hook Promise, New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.

Detective McDonald was truly a role model for all New Yorkers.