Michael Crowe graduated from school and was offered a job as an officer with the Bakersfield Police Department in the fall of 2011. Then just a couple months later in March of 2012, just 24 hours before his very first shift at BPD, he was riding his motorcycle home and was hit by a car, resulting in his right foot getting amputated.
Now, almost five years later, Crowe is headed to the World Police and Fire Olympics in Los Angeles to compete in the push pull competition, which is dead lifting and bench pressing.
His goal of competing is to inspire others with disabilities to not look at them as disabilities, but obstacles to embrace.
"It’s more of a challenge and me being an amputee in law enforcement and accepting that challenge and going and competing against normal able bodied people and showing them that yeah even a guy with a disability and a disability in law enforcement can go and compete and have a good time with the rest of these guys," said Crowe.
Crowe got fourth place in his weight division, benching 370 pounds and dead lifting 551 pounds. The full results can be found here.