Amputee Officer Competes in Olympics of Law Enforcement

His goal was to dead lift 600 pounds. He joked, his only hope was that his prosthetic leg would hold up. 

Michael Crowe is not only an amputee, he is a police officer who competed in the 2017 LA World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles.

The 28-year old took part in both the dead lift and the bench press competitions competing against law enforcement athletes from around the world. 

Crowe hasn't let his disability hinder him off or on the job. He says he can run and jump and do the job just like any other patrol officer.

What might hinder some hasn't stopped Crowe. The injury to his leg came 24 hours before he was to start his first day of patrol. He'd graduated from the academy and was on probation. This was back in 2012.

The injury happened off duty when Crowe was riding a motorcycle and hit by a distracted driver. His right leg had to be amputated below the knee.He's been patrolling the streets of his hometown in Bakersfield for the past four-and-a-half years.

As for the Push Pull weightlifting competitions, Crowe maxed out at 551 pounds. He missed his goal of 600 pounds. He bench pressed an impressive 370 pounds.

Crowe feels he's not only an inspiration as an athlete, but proof amputees can be police officers. 

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