Double-Amputee Marine Vet Joins New York Police Department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he’ll be walking the beat on titanium legs.

Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department.

The 28-year-old graduated Friday from the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island following 29 weeks of training.

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