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COWAN, Tennessee (WSMV) -- A rookie Cowan, Tennessee police officer is already making a name for himself, not for his job performance - at least not yet - but for something that happened long before he ever put on a badge.

When Officer Jerod Bradford straps on his badge, uniform and gun, one of the most important pieces of his arsenal isn't standard issue. He also has a prosthetic arm.

Since Bradford was a boy, he's always wanted to be a law enforcement officer, but an accident back in 2004 nearly killed his dreams and him.

The father of three was working as a journey lineman for a utility company when 7,200 volts tore through his body.

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