The MBTA transit officer who was injured during the Watertown shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers has been promoted.
Richard "Dic" Donohue became a sergeant at a ceremony on Friday.
Addressing the media after his swearing-in, Sgt. Donohue said he returned to work in March — after almost two years of recovery.
During the 2013 shootout, a bullet ripped through his thigh, severing his femoral artery. He suffered massive blood loss as a result of the wound.
Donohue said he studied for the sergeant exam while recovering.
"Recovering from that and studying some of the books made for a heckuva summer, but it paid off in the end," he said.
Correction: An earlier version of this story said Donohue returned to work Friday. He returned to work in March. We regret the error.
This article was originally published on May 15, 2015.