Shrewsbury police officer receives award
Shrewsbury – Officer Brendan Donahue of the Shrewsbury Police received the Massachusetts State Police Medal Of Lifesaving. Donahue is 28 years old and started with the Shrewsbury Police in June 2006.
The Mass State Police honored him at their department's Spring Awards ceremony May 6 at the Massachusetts State House. Donahue is being honored and recognized for his quick actions in assisting the State Police in saving the life of a 9-year-old girl. The girl was found unresponsive on Rt. 290 July 24, 2010 and he worked with the State Police and performed respiration until the ambulance arrived. His swift action ensured the girl's survival.
The award was presented to Donahue by Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police Colonel Marian J. McGovern. Also attending the ceremony were Shrewsbury Police Chief James J. Hester and Shrewsbury Sgt. Kevin Anderson.
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