Shot Massachusetts transit police officer Richard Donohue Jr. is back to his old self, moving from critical to all-clear in his recovery from one of the Boston bombing suspect's bullets.
His big message?
At least he has an excuse not to mow the lawn.
"The bullet will remain in my leg as it is not obstructing anything or causing any pain," Mr. Donohue said, The New York Daily News reported. "However, my wife has informed me that the bullet will ultimately cause her the most pain, as I will be using it get out of things such as mowing the lawn, doing laundry and painting the deck."
Mr. Donohue, 33, was shot during the April 25 gunfight with the Boston bombing suspects. His condition was critical: Doctors reported he had no pulse when they first treated him and that he had lost nearly all his blood.
He's now back from the brink of death, humor intact. But he also sent condolences to the family of Sean Collier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology officer who was shot and killed allegedly by one of Boston bomb suspects, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Mr. Donohue's memory is also spotty of the evening's events, he said, in The Daily News.
"When the full story of that evening is accounted for, it will be wilder than any movie you have ever seen," he said in The Daily News report. "And it will contain more heroes [in addition to Mr. Collier]."
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