June 14, 2013

Officer shot in marathon showdown to head home

The Associated Press

BOSTON — The transit police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects will be discharged from the hospital.

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MBTA Police Officer Richard Donohue smiles with his wife, Kim, during an interview on May 19, 2013, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston's Charlestown section. Donohue almost lost his life after being shot during the crossfire with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in Watertown, Mass.

AP

Officer Richard Donohue expects to head home Friday morning, with other Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officers escorting him.

Donohue has been recovering at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for about a month.

The 33-year-old still has a bullet in his body, and has been coping with nerve damage that makes it painful to walk.

He's said before that he's looking forward to going home so he can spend more time with his son and toss a ball with his family's dog.

Donohue also said he doesn't remember the gun battle that left him with a severed femoral artery and that he wants to return to his job.

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