Twice-wounded Md. trooper returns to work: "This is what I want to do."

Editor's Note — PoliceOne talked to Officer Eric Workman, a remarkable Md. trooper who returned to work after two near-fatal injuries in 8 years:

"When I first started out, an older trooper told me, 'This job isn’t for everyone. There may come a time and a place when you don't like doing this anymore, and if so, you ought to consider leaving so you don't get yourself hurt, or anyone else.'"

Even after two critical wounds, that time hasn't come for Officer Workman.

"I do it because I enjoy it. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I’m a hard worker and I have a drive to do police work. Now I work the warrant unit. I enjoy tracking people down. I’ve gotten really good at it. We need people on the job that really enjoy doing it, that aren’t just there to collect a paycheck."

By Laura McCandlish
The Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE, Md. —Trooper 1st Class Eric D. Workman sensed something suspicious as he readied for work yesterday.

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