Hero cop takes the stand

Metro USA (Boston) - - NEWS -

MBTA Transit Po­lice of­fi­cer Richard “Dic” Dono­hue was one of a num­ber of vic­tims and wit­nesses who took the stand at Tsar­naev’s sen­tenc­ing.

Dono­hue nearly died af­ter be­ing shot by friendly fire dur­ing a shoot-out with the Tsar­naev broth­ers on the night of April 18, 2013, in Water­town, Mas­sachusetts.

The shoot-out ended with the death of Tamer­lan, who was run over by an SUV driven by Dzhokhar as he at­tempted to speed away from the scene.

On the stand Wed­nes­day, Dono­hue re­called slain MIT po­lice of­fi­cer Sean Col­lier as “spe­cial.”

“Through­out my re­cov­ery, the most gutwrench­ing time was when I had to watch my friend Sean’s fu­neral from my hos­pi­tal bed,’’ said Dono­hue.

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