Officer shot in marathon showdown heads home
by Associated Press Wire
June 14, 2013 11:45 AM | 487 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Transit police officer Richard Donohue, front right, leaves Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, followed by his wife Kim, center, Friday, June 14, 2013. Donohue was injured during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Transit police officer Richard Donohue, front right, leaves Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, followed by his wife Kim, center, Friday, June 14, 2013. Donohue was injured during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
slideshow
BOSTON (AP) — The transit police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been discharged from the hospital.

Officer Richard Donohue headed 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 officer still has a bullet in his body and has been coping with nerve damage that makes it painful to walk. He has said 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 doesn't remember the April gun battle that left him with a severed femoral artery. He says he wants to return to his job.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides