Pushing Boundaries with Amputee Author Laurie White
Updated: Dec 12, 2022
My guest on Episode 95 of the Power Your Platform Podcast today survived a severe gunshot wound while on active duty as a police officer, and who now shares her story of hope and resilience with audiences everywhere.
Laurie White is a retired RCMP Officer who was shot in the leg with a sawed-off shotgun in 1998 while stationed at her first posting in Kitimat, BC.
At the time, Laurie was attempting to execute a search warrant at the residence of a sex offender.
The damage from being shot was so severe, that Laurie’s leg had to be amputated 5 inches below the knee.
After only 10 months of rehabilitation, Laurie successfully returned to full, unrestricted general policing duties with a prosthetic leg.
In the year 2000, Laurie received the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal as well as the Medal of Velour from the International Association of Women in Policing.