Brother of injured MBTA Transit Officer: ‘He’s Doing Absolutely Awesome’

MBTA Officer Richard Donohue, 33, is slowly recovering from a serious gun shot wound sustained during a shoot out with Boston bombing suspects.
MBTA Officer Richard Donohue, 33, is slowly recovering from a serious gun shot wound sustained during a shoot out with Boston bombing suspects.

MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue, who was severely injured during an April 19 shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, is recovering and “doing absolutely awesome,” according to his brother.

Ed Donohue, the officer’s younger brother and also a police officer, called in to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Friday morning, saying “He’s doing absolutely awesome… He’s a huge fan of the (radio) show and when I played him the Paul Stanley bit yesterday, he was hurting from laughing so hard. You guys are definitely bringing some joy to his life right now as he sits and watches re-runs of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Ed said his brother is talking and mentally alert, but is suffering from short-term memory loss.

“He’s so happy to be awake, have family (by his side). He got to see the Watertown guys that were on scene and the EMTs; you can see a little tear come to his eyes when he gets to see those guys because they definitely saved his life Friday morning.”

Ed also asked people to donate blood, as transfusions saved his brother’s life.

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