Monday, April 29, 2013

Fund Set Up For Injured MBTA Police Officer

(via the News Wire)

BOSTON – Donations are being collected online and via mail to help Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police officer Richard Donohue Jr., who was shot and critically injured during an exchange of gunfire with the two men suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon.

The MBTA Police Association Benevolent Fund has launched a website,, to collect money to aid the 33-year-old officer and his family as he recovers. Donohue is married with a 7-month-old son. He remains in critical but stable condition at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.

The donation website for Donohue launched on Monday afternoon. MBTA is helping to spread awareness about the fund, including prominently displaying a link to the donation website and a photo of Donohue on the homepage of the website.

Money will go to help pay for Donohue’s medical expenses and his family’s daily bills. The donation website says Donohue joined the transit police department three years ago. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he served as U.S. Navy officer before joining the MBTA police.

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