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08-24-09, 09:45 PM #1Officer First ClassSupporting Member Lvl 3
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An update on my situation
I no longer have access to LEO-only forums so I thought this would be the appropriate place to post this. It's now been roughly two weeks since I my LOD injury/separation from my agency.
My shoulder feels better, but is still nowhere near 100%. I've been to physical therapy twice now, and will continue to go 3x a week for as long as the doctors says to. The orthopaedist told me during my exam last week that I have a labral tear and biceps tendon inflammation. I had an MRI done on Saturday, and I should know the results (which will determine the severity of this injury) tomorrow. This will also determine if I will only continue with PT, or will have to have surgery. Recovery with either method is roughly 3-4 months. The doctor's statement was, "I don't think you'll be able to work for a while."
However, on the job front, things are looking up. (That is really frustrating considering I currently cannot work!) I have spoken with the brass at my old PD and they would love to have me back, as they are very short on experienced officers right now. I also spoke to a city councilman I know from an adjacent community who told me he'd be happy to provide a letter of recomendation to the sheriff there. This latter agency is the largest in the area, with civil service, and it also has several specialty units that I could later qualify for.
That's basically it for now. I've been keeping my sanity by doing small chores around the house that have been neglected while I was working. I'd still rather be back on the job, though!
08-24-09, 09:53 PM #2
I hope your injuries heal up quickly. Best of luck with your job search!
08-24-09, 10:15 PM #3
Hope you get back out there soon!!!!!"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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08-25-09, 12:00 AM #4The Reason People Hate Cops & Causer of WarSupporting Member Lvl 2
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Get yourself a workmen's comp lawyer. You probably have a couple of causes for action... especially if you have any trouble getting the medical bills paid.Voting against incumbents until we get a Congress that does its job.
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08-25-09, 12:04 AM #5
Good luck with the process...hope all heals quickly.Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr
08-25-09, 01:05 AM #6
Yeah, I'd go talk to a lawyer if they didn't give you full disability - A lawyer worth his salt usually won't charge anything to listen to your situation and indicate if they might can take it on contingency.
I also don't understand why they won't hold your comission even if you can't work - It's not like it costs them anything to call you a Reserve temporarily, and then restore you back to full-time when you are able to go back to work.
I think it's lousy of them to terminate you because you got injured, unless they have a good disability plan.
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08-25-09, 05:05 AM #7
I'm glad to hear you have options and are getting treatment
08-25-09, 06:59 AM #8
Good luck with your recovery.
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08-25-09, 09:56 AM #9
Take care of your injury first. Best of luck for the job hunt.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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08-25-09, 10:02 AM #10
Speedy and full recovery to you. Good luck with the job options.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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08-25-09, 10:40 AM #11
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