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Boston bombings policeman survives

A railway police officer shot in the Boston Marathon bombings has survived and is making a slow but steady recovery.

Richard Donohue, 33, a police officer with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority was wounded in a shoot out with the suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Mr Donohue had lost nearly all his blood and his heart had stopped when he sustained a single gunshot wound that severed three major blood vessels in his right thigh.

‘Facing extraordinary danger, Officer Donohue never hesitated in fully engaging the terrorists in order to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth,’ MBTA Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan said. ‘I am extremely proud of him, and cannot say enough about his heroic actions.’

Earlier this year Richard Donohue saved the live of a stab victim at an underground station in Boston’s Chinatown. The father of a seven month old baby is now conscious. ‘I am now awake, moving around, talking, and telling jokes,’ he said.


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