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Wounded Boston transit officer recovering

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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The transit police officer who authorities say was severely wounded by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is out of surgery and has been stabilized.

A transit agency spokesman says Officer Richard Donohue remains in serious condition at Mount Auburn Hospital.

The 33-year-old Donohue was brought to the hospital at about 1 a.m. Friday suffering from a single gunshot wound.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo says Donohue is a married father of a 6-month-old child. He has been with the MBTA's police department for three years.

Donohue graduated in the same police academy class as Sean Collier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who authorities say was killed by the two suspects.

One of the bombing suspects was killed. The other was captured Friday night in Watertown.

 

Statement from the Donohue family:

We thank the people of Boston and the nation for the prayers and support they are sending to Richard and to our family. Please continue to pray for Richard, a wonderful father, husband, son and brother, and a dedicated police officer who loves his work and helping people. Richard remains in serious condition so we are focused on supporting him; please respect our privacy. We will not be responding to any media requests at this time. Should there be any update it will be sent from the MBTA, Tufts Medical Center or Mount Auburn Hospital.

We send our condolences and prayers to the family of Sean Collier, Richard's friend and fellow law enforcement training classmate. We ask that you pray for Sean's family.

This statement is sent on behalf of the Donohue family by Tufts Medical Center where Richard's mother is a nurse.

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