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Video: S.C. Cop who Lost Leg Tries Out for SWAT

February 07, 2012  | 

VIDEO: S.C. Cop who Lost Leg Tries Out for SWAT

As a former Marine, Spartanburg (S.C.) Police Officer Keith Soules is bringing his never-say-die approach to accomplishing his dream of joining the agency's tactical team.

Officer Soules lost part of his leg in a motorcycle accident about a year ago, but his disability hasn't kept him from trying out for the Spartanburg PD's tactical team. Officer Soules tells WJBF that a role on the team would bring "the gratification of taking someone who's wanted for a violent felony and bringing them to justice ... that's real rewarding."


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Leonard Mather @ 2/7/2012 6:54 PM

Officer Soules should get in touch with Alexandria City Police. One of their officers, 200 lb, 6' was in hot pursuit on foot after a Perp. Unfortunatley his leg became entangled in a chain barricading a small road. The momentum X his 180 lbs X speed tore off his lower leg at mid tibia/fibula. He too tried out for SWAT. He was one terrific Dude! This happened in the mid nineties.

AusFost1 @ 2/7/2012 8:05 PM

In Australia we had a Navy clearance diver attacked by a shark in Sydney harbour: lost his hand and lower leg. He's still a Navy diver, and tough as old boot leather. Inspirational story: go Officer Soules!!!!

Det. Sgt. and Chaplain M. @ 2/8/2012 6:39 AM

Oorah! Congrats to Keith and the leadership of his agency for being forward thinking enough to think outside the box.

Jim @ 2/8/2012 7:17 AM

As a retired Officer from a close agency I am proud of him! If Officer Soules can perform the duties then he should and he WILL gain a position on the SWAT team. Congratulation Keith!

Tom Davis @ 2/8/2012 2:50 PM

- keep up the hard work and good luck ! Semper FI Devil Dog !

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