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Marine vet amputee realizes dream of becoming police officer

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Marine veteran Chris Lawrence
Chula Vista Police Department via Facebook

A Marine amputee has just learned that he’ll be able to realize his dream of becoming a police officer.

Marine veteran Chris Lawrence was just 20 when an IED in Iraq would change the course of his life forever.

The improvised explosive device went off as he crossed a bridge, wounding his feet and left arm ultimately leading to leg amputation, according to San Diego Fox News.

It hasn’t been an easy journey for recovery, nor becoming a police officer. After being rejected for years because of his physical limitations, he was eventually hired on by the Chula Vista Police Department.

“I always looked up to them and thought about becoming an officer after I got out of the Marine Corps, that’s something I would do,” Lawrence said.

“I put so much work and time. I trained every day. I ran every day,” Lawrence said.

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