Chad Peery, an off-duty Oklahoma City police officer, was asked to escort three men from a bar in Oklahoma City. The three men beat him, broke his neck and left him paralyzed.
That was two years ago. Peery probably would never walk again, doctors said, and feeding himself was going to be real challenge too.
But Peery returned to work with the Oklahoma City Police Department. He investigates cyber crimes now, spending his days behind a computer. His fingers don't move well, so he types with the side of his hand.
"This is what I wanted to do since I was little," he told the Oklahoma City Thunder Web site. "I may not be out on the street or in the car but I'm still actively pursuing crime and helping in a different manner."
Peery's story has gotten a lot of media coverage in Oklahoma City. The trial of the attackers was covered extensively. One of them, Cadmio Lopez, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for pleading guilty to assault and battery with force likely to cause death. ...