The MBTA General Manager Joined Officer Donohue on the Red Sox Mound
The head of the T tested her talent on the ball field Thursday night and stood alongside a transit police officer, injured during the search for the alleged Boston Marathon bombing suspect, as he threw the first pitch at the Red Sox game.
As part of an ongoing series of special appearances at Fenway Park this season, MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue took to the mound, prior to the game against the Baltimore Orioles, and tossed what T officials called a good pitch with a “very good velocity” to Sox catcher David Ross.
Transit Police Superintendent Joseph O’Connor and MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott joined Donohue, who got his very own Red Sox jersey, complete with his name on the back.
Donohue, who took a bullet to the leg during a shootout in the days following the attack on Boylston Street, as officials tried to track down the alleged bombing suspects, was welcomed by a “loud and lengthy ovation” during the game, T officials said. Scott, who spent time last night with Donohue’s parents, sister and wife, was “very touched by the outpouring of support for Officer Donohue,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in an email.
Donohue, who suffered from life-threatening injuries, spent months in the hospital after the sustaining the bullet wound, and later spent time in rehab. He left Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in June. Since his injury, Donohue has received overwhelming support from the community, including being asked to wave a flag at a recent Bruins game. He said back in June that he hoped to return to work as soon as he is able, however, officials have not said when that could be.