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    Officer passes grueling fitness tests to rejoin his SWAT team less than a year after he lost his lower leg in a motorcycle accident

    A man who lost part of his leg in a motorcycle accident defied all physical limits Friday after passing a grueling fitness test to rejoin his SWAT team, reports Channel 7 WSPA.

    Using a permanent prosthetic leg, Keith Soules was required to successfully run a mile in 12 and a half minutes or less, climb a rope, do push-ups and sit-ups and pass a firearms test to qualify for the team, explains the Spartanburg Herald Journal.
    What an inspiration!

    More here: Keith Soules, Law Enforcement Officer, Rejoins SWAT Team Despite Losing Leg


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    Wonderful! Kudos to him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What an inspiration!
    Indeed! I have previously posted of a California Highway Patrol officer based out of the Sonora, CA office that is a double amputee, having lost his legs in an on duty traffic accident that was able to to return to duty.

    It's grueling, but it can be done.


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    Way to go , Keith. Your only as handicapped as you want to be.
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    Great job!!

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    My good friend lost his leg in motor cycle accident as well. He recovered from it and is back doing police work. It was really the most painful and inspiring thing I've seen in my whole life, watching him go through the loss of his limb to being back on the job.

    As a matter of fact, this past weekend we were with our police explorers at a competition and I complained about how my knees were bothering me because of the cold damp weather and going up and down stairs all day. He looked at me and smiled. I remembered who I was talking to and shut the hell up. lol
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