Dic Donohue reflects on Watertown shootout on third anniversary

Three years after a shootout with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Watertown, former MBTA Transit Police officer Dic Donohue opened up about that fateful night. 

Donohue said he feels lucky to be alive, as he awaits the birth of his second child. 

Donohue recently retired from the transit police. 

He was shot in the leg during the shootout and on Tuesday reflected on the amount of support he has received. 

"Just an overwhelming support from so many people, even starting with the people on scene in Watertown, the police officers and firefighters that got me to the hospital and saved my life," he said. "The hospital staff there and everybody that helped bring me back to life, and then has supported me every single step of the way, whether it be in the hospital or the three years afterwards. It’s been an incredibly feeling and such a strong show of support from something that could have been so terrible."

Donohue said he is okay with the "Patriots Day" movie being filmed, as long as it is done well. 

"I’ve spoken with Peter Berg and members of the movie production crew, and when I had that sit down, the first thing I said was we want to be honest, we want to be accurate, we want to portray the heroism, and the things that actually happened that day."

Donohue said around the date of the Marathon bombings, he gets together with the Collier family, as well as other officers who were there, to be together and reflect.

Donohue’s second child was due on Tuesday.

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