MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard "Dick" Donohue was shot in Watertown, MA on the morning of April 19, 2013 in a intense gun battle with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of killing three innocent bystanders and wounding more than 170 at Monday’s Boston Marathon. They are also accused of killing Officer Sean Collier of the MIT Police Department.
Officer Richard Donohue is married and the father of a 7-month-old son. He has been a member of the MBTA Transit Police Department for three years. Officer Richard Donohue is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and served as an Officer in the United States Navy prior to serving on the MBTA Transit Police.
Officer Richard Donohue is showing some positive signs of recovery but it will be a long and difficult road for him and his family. The MBTA Police Association Benevolent Fund, Inc. is seeking donations to assist him and his family in this difficult time. Donations can be made through the link below or by mailing checks payable to the MBTA Police Association Benevolent Fund, Inc. to the below address: