He was shot 14 times with a semi automatic rifle and lived to tell the tale.
Former police officer Derrick McManus will relive his experiences during a talk at the Worker’s Health Centre, Granville today.
Mr McManus was a member of the elite South Australia Police Special Task And Rescue (STAR) division when in May, 1994 he was shot during the longest siege in South Australian history.
He bled from the wounds for three hours before he could be rescued, but the senior constable’s determination to survive and overcome the physical and emotional fall-out saw him return to active duty.
Director of the Worker’s Health Centre, Michelle Burgess, said the inspirational talk would be relevant to injured workers across industries including police, nursing and production work, and of interest to the general community.
‘‘They interviewed one of his doctors after the surgery who said he shouldn’t be alive,’’ she said.
‘‘We have some of our injured workers attending the talk and we’re hoping that will give them some inspiration to get past their injuries.’’
The talk will be held today at the AMWU ground floor auditorium, 133 Parramatta Road, Granville, 2pm -4pm.
Bookings: 0419 402 775.