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'Happy Alive Day' | Former Rock Hill officer was shot in line of duty 10 years ago

After being shot in the line of duty in April 2010, former police officer Matt Crosby was left paralyzed

ST. LOUIS — On April 8, 2010, everything changed for former Rock Hill police officer Matt Crosby.

Crosby was shot in the line of duty while responding to a domestic dispute. He was paralyzed from the chest down and uses a wheelchair to get around.

Following the shooting, local volunteers came together to support him by holding community gatherings and fundraisers were put on by a local gym, restaurants and even one from the St. Louis Blues.

A few years ago, construction began on a specially designed handicap-accessible home for Crosby. Kirkwood architectural firm Schaub+Srote is designing the smart home. It will allow Crosby easy access to the kitchen, bathrooms and basement.

After the shooting, Crosby’s family and friends talked with 5 On Your Side about how life changed for him.

"Obviously, physically we've got a long, long way to go. But if attitude has anything to do with his recovery, he's going to do fine," a family friend told 5 On Your Side after the shooting in 2010.

Fast forward 10 years, Project HURT posted a photo of Crosby on Facebook, celebrating his “Alive Day.”

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