Boston Police Officer Injured In Shootout With Bombers Leads Pops Orchestra (VIDEO)

The Boston Pops welcomed a special guest to the stage Thursday night to assist in conducting the orchestra’s Fourth of July concert: MBTA Transit Police officer Dick Donohue, who was wounded during a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Donohue led the orchestra in a rendition of The Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.”

“I never thought I’d be up here,” Donohue said after thanking the crowd for their support. “It’s just such an honor to be up here on one of the greatest days in America and one of the greatest days in Boston.”

Watch a highlight reel of the concert below, courtesy of WBZ:



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