The Boston Bruins honored retiring former MBTA transit police officer Richard “Dic” Donohue before Monday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Donohue was critically wounded while pursuing the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in April of 2013. After nearly 2 years of tireless rehabilitation and perseverance, he was able to return to active duty in March of 2015 and was promoted to sergeant shortly after.
Earlier this month, Sergeant Donohue announced that, after nearly 6 years on the force, he is retiring from law enforcement as a result of his injuries sustained that day. He has recently accepted an adjunct professorship teaching criminal justice at Fisher College and will very actively continue to serve as an ambassador and board member for the American Red Cross.
Donohue dropped the ceremonial first puck Monday night.
You can check out the tribute in the video above.
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