Former Marine First Double Amputee to Join Police Department in New York

A former US Marine left a double amputee after stepping on an explosive device in Afghanistan has become a police officer in New York.

Matias Ferreira, 28, will be one of a few active duty police officers in the entire country that are double amputees. Ferreira, fulfilling a lifelong dream to become a cop, is the first double amputee to join the Suffolk County Police Department in Long Island, New York, according to a Suffolk County Police press release.

Ferreira lost both of his legs below...

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