The transit police officer injured overnight in gunfire exchange with the two Boston Marathon bomber suspects is a 2002 Virginia Military Institute alumnus, said classmate WIlliam Talley.
Richard “Dic” Donohue Jr., age 33, is a Massachusetts native, according to press reports. CNN reports that he has been with the Massachusetts Transit Authority for three years.
Donohue made it out of surgery around 9:15 a.m. Friday, the Roanoke Times reports.
According to press reports he was injured as the carjacking chase went into Watertown and the suspects launched explosives from the vehicle.
Please pray for our hero Officer Richard H. Donohue's recovery #MBTA—
MBTA Transit Police (@MBTATransitPD) April 19, 2013