Statement from Richard Donohue Jr.'s Family

Apr 20, 2013, 09:38 ET from Tufts Medical Center

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BOSTON, April 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We thank the people of Boston and the nation for the prayers and support they are sending to Richard and to our family. Please continue to pray for Richard, a wonderful father, husband, son and brother, and a dedicated police officer who loves his work and helping people. Richard remains in serious condition so we are focused on supporting him; please respect our privacy. We will not be responding to any media requests at this time. Should there be any update it will be sent from the MBTA, Tufts Medical Center or Mount Auburn Hospital.

We send our condolences and prayers to the family of Sean Collier, Richard's friend and fellow law enforcement training classmate. We ask that you pray for Sean's family.

This statement is sent on behalf of the Donohue family by Tufts Medical Center where Richard's mother is a nurse.

SOURCE Tufts Medical Center