MBTA establishes fund to aid officer wounded by Boston Marathon bombing suspects

MBTA Police Officer Richard Donohue. SOURCE: MBTA via http://www.officerricharddonohue.com/

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has set up a fund to assist the family of transit police officer Richard Donohue, who was seriously wounded in the shootout between police officers and the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects in Watertown on April 19, 2013.

“Officer Richard Donohue is showing some positive signs of recovery but it will be a long and difficult road for him and his family,” according to a website set up by the MBTA. “The MBTA Police Association Benevolent Fund, Inc. is seeking donations to assist him and his family in this difficult time.”

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MBTA Police Officer Richard Donohue. SOURCE: MBTA via http://www.officerricharddonohue.com/

MBTA Police Officer Richard Donohue. SOURCE: MBTA via http://www.officerricharddonohue.com/

Donations can be made through www.OfficerRichardDonohue.com or by mailing checks payable to the MBTA Police Association Benevolent Fund, Inc. to:

MBTA Police Department
c/o Officer Donohue Fund
240 South Hampton Street
Boston, MA 02118

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Donohue, 33, was injured while assisting Watertown police officers engaged in a fierce gun battle with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the two Cambridge men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings that killed 3 people and wounded more than 180 others.

More than 200 rounds of gunfire were exchanged during the shootout, and the suspects also hurled explosive devices at the officers, including a pressure cooker bomb similar to the ones used in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013.

Before joining the MBTA Police Department 3 years ago, Donohue served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute.He is married and a father of 7-month-old boy.
 

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