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Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Becomes Police Officer

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

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.”

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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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