However, when his father begged him to pull the plug, Mac couldn’t do it.They married not long before Mac's father died, presumably during the late 1980s and the couple had no children, though Claire had a child named Reed Garrett from a previous relationship, whom she had since put up for adoption.Mac's father died of small-cell lung cancer and spent the last eight months of his life in bed on a feeding tube.As a result, Mac has come to believe strongly in a person’s right to a dignified death.While working in the crime-ridden South Bronx in the 1970s, he was prolific when it came to taking down the perps who shot at him, pulled knives and pummeled him with everything from fists to a tire iron.If cops had box scores, he’d be the Russell Westbrook of the NYPD.But, before they entered, a very nervous Fernandez — who wasn’t exactly a Boy Scout himself — whipped out a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson snub-nosed revolver.
’ “My partner fires one round, and the guy grabs his shoulder. I run up and am standing right over him, and he starts to lift his hand up, and I shoot him right in the head. For that battle, and the three other men he killed when they tried to murder him in the line of duty, Friedman gave himself something else, a tattoo on his right trigger finger that reads: “Justified 4X.” Friedman , now 66, is the most decorated detective in the history of the NYPD.The cops sprinted after Castro along John Street, the killer firing at Friedman as he fled. “Fort Apache ’70-’75,” it reads, using the precinct station’s old nickname, popularized by the 1981 film “Fort Apache, The Bronx.” Another tattoo on his back reads, “The rush was worth the risk.” Friedman once cut short a double date with his brother Stu, a decorated transit cop, because he suspected youths outside a deli were up to no good. He collected 219 NYPD awards and 36 civilian honors, while piling up more than 2,000 arrests, 105 off duty.Detective Mac Taylor is a fictional character and the co-protagonist of the CBS crime drama CSI: NY.Portrayed by Gary Sinise, Mac is the Director of the NYPD Crime Lab and the Supervisor of the NYPD CSI team. In a taped interview, an elderly Holocaust survivor recounts how Mac's father, then a young Private, restored his dignity and even offered him a candy bar.We are the consummate cheating spouse detectives in New York.