Following workers' comp. victory, injured Alabama officer retires

Most of us never expect that we will go into work today, sustain an injury and never be the same as a result of a workplace accident. While danger can pop up at almost any job, there are certain professions that are inherently dangerous, such as law enforcement.

From traffic hazards to dealing with violent criminals, police officers put themselves in the line of fire regularly as part of their job. Last year, one Alabama officer was off-duty but working by leading a funeral procession in his town. He was injured in a motorcycle accident - only to wind up suffering greater injury soon after.

According to an Alabama source, the officer's motorcycle crashed with another vehicle during the funeral procession. When he was boarded into an ambulance, that emergency vehicle wound up flipping on the road, leaving the already injured officer in even more severe condition. Fortunately, he survived the accident, but his injuries were serious and he needed extensive recovery time.

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