A survivor from the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting became a police officer in her home state of Oregon, citing the tragic shooting as the reason she wants to protect and serve.
Lauren Card was sworn in Monday as an officer in Springfield, saying she wants to the the person there to help in case any horrific incident were to happen in the future, Fox News reported.
“I want to be that person for someone else in that situation,” Card told the The Register-Guard. “I don’t want this to affect me in such a negative way and let it ruin my life,” Card continued. “I want to do something with this, show that you can move on.”
Springfield Police Officer Lauren Card poses for a picture, in Springfield, Oregon. Card was sworn in as an officer 10 months after surviving the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October 2017. The incident inspired her to make the career decision to go into law enforcement. pic.twitter.com/V8dzC7V5s8
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The decision comes nearly one year after Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on concert-goers in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Oct. 1 killing 58 and injuring more than 500 people. (RELATED: Deadliest Mass Shooter In US History Identified)
Card will start at the police academy in October.
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