The WA Police Union wants to share with you a personal story of a police officer who was seriously injured on the job.
His story highlights that injury can happen anywhere and at any time; even at a routine disturbance.
Thank you to Senior Constable Matt Butcher for sharing his story and the effect his serious injury has had on him and his young family.
He is one of the strongest supporters for a workers’ compensation style scheme for medically retired officers, and as he will tell you after being able to keep his job: “I’m one of the lucky ones”.
Even though he nearly died and sustained a permanent injury, Matt’s positivity is infectious and he is an inspiration to us all.