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Officer Injured in Boston Bombings Back on the Job

Richard Donohue Jr. almost died after he was shot during shootout with Marathon bombers

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    Officer Injured in Bombings Back on Job

    Dic Donohue was shot in the thigh on April 18, 2013 in Watertown and nearly died from his injuries due to loss of blood (Published Friday, May 15, 2015)

    The transit police officer who almost died after shot during the gunfight with the Boston Marathon bombers has now returned to work — with a promotion.

    Richard Donohue Jr. returned to work Friday after more than two years of recovery and was one of four Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's officers promoted to sergeant.

    Donohue was shot in the early morning shootout between bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and police in Watertown on April 19, 2013. Tamerlan was killed and a jury is currently weighing whether Dzhokhar should get the death penalty or life in prison.

    The bullet that struck Donohue severed a major artery and he lost most of his blood. He also suffered nerve damage.

    MBTA Lt. Richard Sullivan says Donohue was ranked first on the promotion list after taking the exam.