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Wounded in Iraq, Boston Officer Thrives in New Role

May 31, 2011  | 

After an explosive device ripped through his Humvee in Fallujah, Iraq, five years ago, Sgt. Terrence “Shane’’ Burke lost half his left leg and barely escaped with his life.

Yesterday, the 33-year-old Marine stood before the crowd at Dorchester’s annual Memorial Day ceremony in Cedar Grove Cemetery as a man who not only survived his injuries but has thrived despite them.

Burke was an ambitious Boston police officer and avid runner when he went off to war. He is now a crime scene technician for the department. Wearing his prosthesis — and ignoring the plate in his left forearm and the screws in his right ankle — he runs as many 5K road races as he can without tearing his skin grafts.

Source: The Boston Globe


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michael @ 6/1/2011 2:09 AM

Officer Burke, you are a STUD and a HERO to me. I can't even imagine what you have gone through. I Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your service to this country. I think you are defenitly an inspirations to others in more ways then one can imagine.
I Thank God you were able to come home, and I hope you find your new assignment at the BPD to be fulfilling. You must come from a great family because your values and ethics are not heard of as often as we would like to hear today.
God Bless You my fellow LEO, you have made us all proud and now its time to get your life moving on, good luck my friend.

Adrian Stroud @ 6/1/2011 11:22 AM

Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice in protecting us. My kinda guy, my kinda cop! OORAHJ!

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