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Dic Donohue

Sergeant Involved in Shootout with Boston Marathon Bombers; Associate Policy Researcher at RAND Corp.

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Dic Donohue Biography

Retired MBTA Transit Police Sgt. Dic Donohue ’12 is a model of resiliency.

In 2013, Donohue was shot during a police firefight with the Boston Marathon bombers in Watertown. The next thing he knew, he was in the hospital, unable to walk.

Although Donohue returned to work after two years of grueling rehab, chronic pain forced him into early retirement. So he turned to teaching, starting as an adjunct at Fisher College. He enjoyed it and decided to pursue his Ph.D. in criminology at UML, where he completed his dissertation on police training methods – and accepted a job as a researcher at the RAND Corp.’s Boston office.

Donohue's primary areas of research focus on homeland security and law enforcement issues, including training, police-community relations, and recruitment/retention. Donohue has led Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center projects and tasks on law enforcement firearms qualifications, workforce assessments, and terrorism/targeted violence data evaluations. He is currently a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Education and Training Policy Council and has recently published in Policing: An International Journal and the International Journal of Police Science & Management.

Prior to joining RAND, Donohue retired as a sergeant from the MBTA Transit Police Department, where he was awarded the George L. Hanna Medal of Honor and was recognized as a 2014 “Top Cops” recipient. He also worked as an instructor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program and served as naval officer, in addition to volunteering with the American Red Cross. Donohue completed his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He also holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, an M.A. in International Tourism from the University of Limerick, and a B.A. in History from the Virginia Military Institute.

His research and outreach work are his ways of continuing to serve, even out of uniform. “It comes back to staying engaged in the law enforcement community in retirement and hopefully being able to create some positive change and help the profession continue to grow,” he says.

Speaking Topics
  • S.P.A.R. (Survival Through Preparation, Adaptability & Resilience)

    Dic takes his audience through his involvement in the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, and his near-fatal injury in a confrontation with the suspects. Given a two percent chance to live, he beat the odds and was given a second chance at life. Dic speaks about the tools he has learned through life that helped him with the challenges of that fateful night and the incredible hurdles of recovery. He realized the concept of “SPAR” —survival through preparation, adaptability and resilience was critical in helping him conquer obstacles and thrive following a horrific injury. Dic also focuses on the incredible team of people around him, whose own strengths and sacrifices contributed to his survival and recovery.

  • Leadership in a Time of Crisis

    A discussion of leadership surrounding Dic’s personal involvement in the events after the Boston Marathon bombings. Dic speaks about how preparation, teamwork and vision are ways to overcome obstacles during a crisis and in everyday life.

  • Service Above Self & Successful Service

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Dic Donohue?

    Booking fees for Dic Donohue, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dic Donohue, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Dic Donohue?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dic Donohue for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dic Donohue for your next private or corporate function.
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Sergeant Involved in Shootout with Boston Marathon Bombers; Associate Policy Researcher at RAND Corp.

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Dic Donohue Biography

Retired MBTA Transit Police Sgt. Dic Donohue ’12 is a model of resiliency.

In 2013, Donohue was shot during a police firefight with the Boston Marathon bombers in Watertown. The next thing he knew, he was in the hospital, unable to walk.

Although Donohue returned to work after two years of grueling rehab, chronic pain forced him into early retirement. So he turned to teaching, starting as an adjunct at Fisher College. He enjoyed it and decided to pursue his Ph.D. in criminology at UML, where he completed his dissertation on police training methods – and accepted a job as a researcher at the RAND Corp.’s Boston office.

Donohue's primary areas of research focus on homeland security and law enforcement issues, including training, police-community relations, and recruitment/retention. Donohue has led Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center projects and tasks on law enforcement firearms qualifications, workforce assessments, and terrorism/targeted violence data evaluations. He is currently a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Education and Training Policy Council and has recently published in Policing: An International Journal and the International Journal of Police Science & Management.

Prior to joining RAND, Donohue retired as a sergeant from the MBTA Transit Police Department, where he was awarded the George L. Hanna Medal of Honor and was recognized as a 2014 “Top Cops” recipient. He also worked as an instructor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program and served as naval officer, in addition to volunteering with the American Red Cross. Donohue completed his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He also holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, an M.A. in International Tourism from the University of Limerick, and a B.A. in History from the Virginia Military Institute.

His research and outreach work are his ways of continuing to serve, even out of uniform. “It comes back to staying engaged in the law enforcement community in retirement and hopefully being able to create some positive change and help the profession continue to grow,” he says.

Dic Donohue Speaking Topics

  • S.P.A.R. (Survival Through Preparation, Adaptability & Resilience)

    Dic takes his audience through his involvement in the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, and his near-fatal injury in a confrontation with the suspects. Given a two percent chance to live, he beat the odds and was given a second chance at life. Dic speaks about the tools he has learned through life that helped him with the challenges of that fateful night and the incredible hurdles of recovery. He realized the concept of “SPAR” —survival through preparation, adaptability and resilience was critical in helping him conquer obstacles and thrive following a horrific injury. Dic also focuses on the incredible team of people around him, whose own strengths and sacrifices contributed to his survival and recovery.

  • Leadership in a Time of Crisis

    A discussion of leadership surrounding Dic’s personal involvement in the events after the Boston Marathon bombings. Dic speaks about how preparation, teamwork and vision are ways to overcome obstacles during a crisis and in everyday life.

  • Service Above Self & Successful Service

Dic Donohue Videos

  • Stronger After 5: In Honor Of The Marathon Victims And Survivors
  • Dic Donahue hosts "Stronger After 5" fundraiser in honor of Sean...
  • Officer Richard Donohue Speech at 31st MBTA Transit Police ...

FAQs on booking Dic Donohue

  • How to book Dic Donohue?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dic Donohue for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dic Donohue, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dic Donohue or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dic Donohue?

    Booking fees for Dic Donohue, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dic Donohue, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dic Donohue?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dic Donohue for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dic Donohue for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dic Donohue or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dic Donohue or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dic Donohue is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as S.P.A.R. (Survival Through Preparation, Adaptability & Resilience), Leadership in a Time of Crisis and Service Above Self & Successful Service. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dic Donohue for your event is available upon request. Dic Donohue generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cathy Lanier, Raymond Kelly, Mark Geist, Noah Galloway and Chad Hymas. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dic Donohue for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dic Donohue Speaking Topics

  • S.P.A.R. (Survival Through Preparation, Adaptability & Resilience)

    Dic takes his audience through his involvement in the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, and his near-fatal injury in a confrontation with the suspects. Given a two percent chance to live, he beat the odds and was given a second chance at life. Dic speaks about the tools he has learned through life that helped him with the challenges of that fateful night and the incredible hurdles of recovery. He realized the concept of “SPAR” —survival through preparation, adaptability and resilience was critical in helping him conquer obstacles and thrive following a horrific injury. Dic also focuses on the incredible team of people around him, whose own strengths and sacrifices contributed to his survival and recovery.

  • Leadership in a Time of Crisis

    A discussion of leadership surrounding Dic’s personal involvement in the events after the Boston Marathon bombings. Dic speaks about how preparation, teamwork and vision are ways to overcome obstacles during a crisis and in everyday life.

  • Service Above Self & Successful Service

Dic Donohue Speaker Videos

  • Stronger After 5: In Honor Of The Marathon Victims And Survivors
    Dic Donahue hosts "Stronger After 5" fundraiser in honor of Sean Collier
  • Officer Richard Donohue Speech at 31st MBTA Transit Police ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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