Wounded MBTA officer thanks veterans for help
WINCHESTER, Mass. (AP) — An MBTA Transit Police officer seriously wounded the night police got into a gun battle with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has returned to his hometown to thank veterans who helped him that night and in his recovery.
Officer Richard Donohue, a Navy veteran, spoke Monday at a Veterans Day ceremony in Winchester. Donohue thanked fellow police and emergency responders who helped save his life. He noted many of them — like his police officer brother Ed — were Marines. He thanked them for their courage and said, “God bless them all.”
The Boston Globe reports (http://bo.st/1fx6ux3) Donohue also thanked another veteran — Illinois Congresswoman Tami Duckworth — who came to Boston to encourage him and other marathon bombing victims. Duckwork lost her legs when the Army helicopter she was piloting in Iraq was shot down in 2004.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com