Nearly two months after he was shot while pursuing the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, Officer Richard Donohue Jr. of the MBTA Transit Police was finally sent home from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Friday, but he does not know when he will return to work.
Donohue, 33, said he hopes to return to his job as soon as he is medically able. His wife, Kim, said she knows his return to law enforcement will be challenging for her.
“That’ll be a tough day for me . . . a proud day, but a tough day,” Kim Donohue said.
Donohue departed for his home in Woburn, 20 pounds lighter but grateful for his recovery. At a press conference preceding his departure, Donohue told reporters about all the things he was looking forward to doing when he got home: sleeping in a bigger bed; cooking chicken parmesan; and spending some quality time with his 7-month-old son, who visits the hospital on weekends.
“I swear, every time I see him, he’s got another tooth,” Donohue joked. “He has more teeth than me.”
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