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The Latest: Hearse arrives at the funeral of paralyzed officer

Police officers fill the New York Fifth Avenue prior to the funeral of Steven McDonald in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. McDonald died on Tuesday, 30 years after a robbery suspect shot him in Central Park. The officer publicly forgave his opponent and went to an international voice for peace. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Associated Press)

NEW YORK – The Latest on the funeral of NYPD Detective Steven McDonald (all times are local):

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A hearse carrying the body of Detective Steven McDonald has arrived at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the funeral of the officer known for the forgiveness of a teen gunman who left him paralyzed.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’neill joined the scores of the police on Friday to look at police motorcycles and a bagpipe band accompanied the hearse down Fifth Avenue in front of the Manhattan church. They stood in silence as the pallbearers took McDonald’s coffin within.

The 59-year-old McDonald, died on Tuesday, 30 years after the robbery suspect Shavod Jones shot him in Central Park. The officer publicly forgave his opponent and went to an international voice for peace.

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Funeral services are set for a New York City police officer known for publicly forgiving a teen gunman who in 1986 left him paralyzed from the neck down.

The funeral for Detective Steven McDonald is scheduled for Friday morning at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in new york.

The 59-year-old McDonald, died on Tuesday, 30 years after the robbery suspect Shavod Jones shot him in Central Park. The officer publicly forgave his opponent and went to an international voice for peace.

McDonald had spoken of his hope that Jones would have him on speaking tours. But shortly after Jones’ release from prison in 1995, he died in a motorcycle accident.

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