Boston Officer Hurt in Shootout Thanks Rescuers

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    Richard Donohue was injured during a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects

    BOSTON (AP) - A transit police officer critically injured during a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is thanking those who saved his life.
        
    In a statement released Wednesday by the Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority, Officer Richard Donohue thanked fellow officers and emergency responders "who put their lives on the line to save mine" and medical experts who "miraculously brought me back to life."
        
    A bullet to his groin severed a leg artery early on April 19, and Donohue nearly bled to death.
        
    Donohoe said he expects to fully recover, and he's well enough to tell jokes and use a walker. He said doctors will leave the bullet in his leg.
        
    Donohue sent condolences to the family of MIT Officer Sean Collier, allegedly slain by the bombing suspects. Donohue said he and Collier were police academy classmates.

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