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Canada's only quadriplegic police officer being honoured at Rick Hansen relay

EDMONTON - As a young teen, Active Detective Bryce Clarke of Edmonton's historical homicide unit, looked up to Rick Hansen.

his Man in Motion tour started 25 years ago, I was also only 14, 13
years old. Even back then I was aware of it, we celebrated it in school
so I followed him, literally, for 25 years," Clarke says.

admiration would become even more personal, though, when the unexpected
happened years ago. Clarke was hosting a party and dove into a swimming
pool, something he'd done countless times before, but this time, he hit
his head. He blacked out, and when he awoke, he was paralyzed from the
neck down.

"The doctors flat out said 'you'll never walk again,
you'll never work again, you won't have much of a life again, you'll
never live on an acreage anymore, you're going to be relying on
everybody else.'"

But Clarke wasn't willing to accept that and w


Added: Mar-10-2012 Occurred On: Mar-10-2012
By: Hiarken
Regional News
Tags: Cop, human interest, Canada
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (load item map)
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