Former New Bedford Officer Honored for Post-Bombing Action
A former New Bedford Police Officer had a hand in saving the life of MBTA Officer Richard Donahue, who was released from rehab Friday.
Christopher Dumont, a New Bedford officer turned State Trooper, responded to the scene on April 19, when fellow officers confronted the Tsarnaev brothers after they had hijacked a vehicle and engaged in a shootout with police.
After one of the brothers had escaped, Trooper Dumont rushed to the aid of Officer Donahue, who was bleeding out from a gunshot wound to the leg. Dumont and fellow officers were able to stop the bleeding and rush Donahue to the nearest hospital.
Dumont took a humble stance Thursday night as he was honored by the City Council.
Dumont served on the New Bedford Police force for six years before transferring to the State Police. He still lives and works in the area.