A paralyzed New York City detective known for publicly forgiving the teenage gunman who shot him laid to rest Friday.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has more:

Thousands of police officers and law enforcement officials have packed not only Saint Patrick's Cathedral, but Fifth Avenue here in midtown Manhattan to remember NYPD detective Steven McDonald. He was on patrol in July 1986 when he was shot by a teenager and was left a paraplegic.

He publicly forgave the teen and went on to become an international voice for peace. Detective McDonald suffered a heart attack last week and died at a Long Island hospital.


Follow Tonya J. Powers on Twitter: @TonyaJPowers