UPDATE: Watch video of Officer MacDonald's homecoming below courtesy of David G. Curran.
BOURNE - After nearly a month in a rehab hospital, Bourne Police Officer Jared MacDonald will be returning home to a hero's welcome. Wednesday morning, Officer MacDonald is being discharged from the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown. He will be escorted home to Bourne in a procession led by his fellow Bourne police officers as well as officers from other local police departments.
Barring traffic and weather-related changes, the procession is expected to arrive on Main Street in the area of the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge between 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Anyone interested in coming out to support Officer MacDonald as he arrives home is welcomed to line Main Street where the procession will pass by.
According to a Bourne police release, the procession will follow I-93-S, Route 24, I-495, Route 25 and enter the Bourne East Rotary via Exit 3 on Route 25, then travel west on the Route 6/28 bypass, around the West Rotary down Main Street to the Bourne East Rotary.
Officer MacDonald was shot and wounded during a violent incident on February 5 that left a woman seriously injured and another dead. During an ambush, Officer MacDonald was shot in the back. On the same day of the shooting, Bourne police arrested the man who shot Officer MacDonald, 31-year-old Adrian Thomas Loya of Virginia. Loya is also accused of shooting and killing Lisa Trubnikova and injuring her wife Anna Trubnikova. The Trubnikovas and Loya were all members of the United States Coast Guard.
(David G. Curran video.)