‘Don’t Give Up’

| December 12, 2020

Zach Briseno

Meet Iraq War veteran Zach Briseno, who lost both his legs in a roadside bombing in Iraq and became a police officer Friday. This amazing article is brought to us by rgr1480.

Double Amputee Iraq War Vet Becomes Fort Worth Police Officer

Zach Briseno is second police officer in U.S. with prosthetic legs, department says
By Scott Gordon

An Iraq War veteran who lost both his legs in a roadside bombing in 2007 became a Fort Worth police officer Friday.

Zach Briseno, who now stands tall with prosthetic legs, was among 24 graduates of Class 148 after he passed every rigorous physical test that the other recruits did.

“I’ve wanted to be a police officer since I was a kid,” he said.

Briseno wanted to be a U.S. Marine, too, so he did that first.

While serving his second tour in Iraq, in 2007, his Humvee hit a roadside bomb.

He thought he was going to die and told his buddies to get a message to his 2-year-old son back home.

“I just remember telling them, ‘Hey, tell my son I love him,’ because he was the only child I had,” he said.

Read the entire story here: NBC DFW and here: Fox News
Thanks, rgr1480.

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Hoorah!!!! Great story, I just wanted to ensure it received a wider, more appreciative, audience.


Damn! Thank you Officer Briseno for your continuing service to the great nation!


BZ Marine/Fort Worth Police Officer Zach Briseno, you are truly an inspiration to us all. I have told many that no matter how bad you think you have it, someone else has had it worse. AND that you can do anything you set your mind to.

Best of Luck Good Sir and Thank You for your Service to our Country and your Community.


Never quit. Never give up.

Thank you sir, for your example!


That kid has a great dad to look up to. He will go far in life.