December 03, 2009

Fort Hood Hero Cop's Career Cut Short

Sgt. Kim Munley, one of two civilian police officers that were among the first to respond to jihadist Nidal Hasan's rampage at Fort Hood, may have her career as a street cop cut short as a result of her injuries.

Sgt. Kimberly Munley said doctors have told her she needs a total knee replacement, a surgery set for January, but that her new knee is likely to wear out sooner if she runs or carries the 15- to 25-pound gear pack required by her job.

"I do want to stay in law enforcement. I'm not going to be able to do what I did before, which is basically work the street," she told Wilmington, N.C., television station WECT on Wednesday. "It's going to give me another avenue to look in as far as possibly teaching and instructing."

Hopefully she'll be able to find other law enforcement duties as rewarding as her role as a street cop.

Hasan, the radical Muslim soldier that shot Munley and more than three dozen others, remains hospitalized, paralyzed, and potentially facing the death penalty.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 3, 2009 05:01 PM

There are several complete knee replacements. the one my wife has, never wears out and she does everything she did prior. The typical replacement will wear out. the new technology doesn't

Posted by: maverick at December 4, 2009 09:52 AM