Huge congratulations to Marine veteran and NY Chiver, Matias Ferreira, for graduating from the Suffolk County Police Academy in New York to become the country’s first full-time double-amputee officer.
On the night of January 21st 2011, Lance Cpl. Matias Ferreira and fellow Marines were on a night operation and Matias landed on a 30 lb bomb that went off, amputating both of his legs below the knees. After a year of recovery, Matias decided that he wanted to continue protecting and serving his country.
You are a true American hero, Matias, thank you for your continued service and helping to keep your community safe.