Marine veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan sworn in as NY police officer

matias police officer wtvr photo

Matias Ferreira/WVR photo

Marines don’t play the victim card. Hooah!

From Fox News: A Long Island man who served in the Marines and lost both legs below the knees after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan was sworn in Friday as possibly the first fully active duty double amputee police officer in the country.

Matias Ferreira, 28, graduated from the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood, L.I. His first assignment as a precinct patrol officer begins next week. He told Fox 5 New York he isn’t worried if he breaks a leg on the job.  “If I break my leg I go the trunk of my car and put on a new one and I’m back on duty,” he told the station.

The 2011 blast in Afghanistan shattered his legs, forcing doctors to amputate. The machine-gunner spent nearly a year recovering in a hospital outside Washington.

Ferreira stands on titanium prosthetics, Newsday reported. He dreamed of being a cop as a kid.

Ferreira completed 29-weeks of training at the academy, passing the same rigorous challenges as other recruits.

He was born in Uruguay and moved to the U.S. when he was 6, Fox 5 reported.

Tiffiany Ferreira said she was proud of her husband. “To watch my husband achieve his dream that I think most people would thing wasn’t even possible is really special,” she told the station.



15 responses to “Marine veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan sworn in as NY police officer

  1. I am convinced it will be a great agent of the authority.

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  2. P.O. Ferreira is living proof that PERSEVERANCE prevails!

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  3. God Bless this man for not giving up, and surrendering to his situation. Compare him to so many of the Dumbo’s we now have in our universities . . . this man is head and shoulders above them.

    Great post!

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  4. Folks, this is EXACTLY why our newest housemate is our war-wounded, PTSD-burdened Clayton ‘Clay’ Robbins, two tours & 8 years w/the Canadian Marines [I don’t like ‘Forces’ BS name, neither do most older Canucks]. He never gave up when younger & bullied, went on to become a very skilled Machinery Specialist [and God knows my household lives under more-or-less wartime conditions, LoL], and is very able to take care of himself under any conditions, in addition to looking after other people in his life.

    I’m sure the fellow above is made of the same stuff: never give up, keep on trucking, and don’t give an enemy or fool a 2nd cheek/chance.

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  5. I salute you, Officer Matias Ferreira, and may the Archangel Michael, patron saint of the military and the police, keep you safe.

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  6. A very brave ..but naive man. The police and the military are tools that the elite use to control us. His horrific injuries sustained in an illegal and false war….were not enough to break his “conditioning” and so he recovers and returns to continue his service to the evil ones that rule us.


    • Mithera, you are free to express your values and choices for yourself. You are not now nor likely will ever be, in the same class as Officer Matias Ferreira, and never walked in his shoes or in his way. His choices stand alone from your absurd & irrelevant comments. If I were less civil I’d say you’re not fit to polish his working shoes, but I won’t say that, only “Goodbye”.

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    • I’m curious, Mithera. When your home is burglarized, or your car broken into, or (God forbid) you are assaulted/raped, do you call the police?

      If you do, SHAME ON YOU for using what you call the “tools that the elite use to control us”.

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    • We have a free military – haven’t had the draft for a long time. Sure a lot of power the elites have to have so many soldiers and police officers sign up, under their free will, yet under some kind of mind conditioning.

      And if you know anything about military spouses, his wife is the one with the “control.” 🙂

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  7. Congratulations officer. Here is a man not having a pity party. No snowflakes for him. He accomplished so much that so few could even dream about.

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  8. Wonderful story. Thanks for posting it.

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  9. Well, I don’t want to blow our horn too loudly, but Long Islanders are tops.

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