Retired Police Sergeant Richard "Dic" Donohue, best known for his courageous gun battle with the Boston Marathon bombers, sent out an uplifting Tweet on the morning of April 19, 2016.
It read: "Always great to be alive on this day!"
It was in the early morning of April 19, 2013, that Donohue, then a patrol officer, responded to back up local law enforcement officers in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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The Boston Marathon bombings took place a few days prior on April 15, 2013. The FBI released photographs and surveillance video of the Tsarnaev brothers on April 18, 2013.
A bullet severed Donohue's femoral artery and he suffered severe blood loss on site. Heroically, Donohue pulled through.
Donohue has brought his story of survival to many people, and currently serves as a spokesman and board member for the American Red Cross.
Donohue is a native of Winchester, Massachusetts.