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Transit Officer Shot In Marathon Manhunt Expects To Make Full Recovery

Officer Richard Donohue and his wife Kim (Transit Police)

Officer Richard Donohue and his wife Kim (Transit Police)

BOSTON — The MBTA police officer who was shot during the April 19 Watertown firefight with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says he has little memory of that event — but he expects to make a full recovery.

A bullet to Officer Richard Donohue’s groin severed a leg artery, and he nearly bled to death. Donohue, who is still in treatment at Mount Auburn Hospital, has released a statement:

… I am told that when I arrived at the hospital I had almost no blood and no pulse, and the team of medical experts at Mount Auburn miraculously brought me back to life. I am now awake, moving around, talking, and telling jokes (much to my Wife’s dismay). I am able to walk briefly through the use of a walker. My pain varies day to day and I still have a long road of rehab and recovery ahead, but I am optimistic I’ll recover back to 100%. …

Donohue also sent condolences to the family of Sean Collier, the MIT officer allegedly slain by the bombing suspects. Donohue and Collier graduated from a police academy together.

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  • soupy

    Thank you for your bravery, Officer Donohue.

    • BostonDad

      and for your support of Officer Collier’s family, best to them all !

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