A N.M. cop lost his leg in a motorcycle crash. Now he’s a motor officer

In a short film, Officer Zane Wiseman shares his journey from the hospital bed back to full duty – on the motorcycle unit

By Suzie Ziegler 

HOBBS, N.M. — Two years ago, Officer Zane Wiseman was hit by a car while riding home on his motorcycle. The crash badly mangled his leg. Doctors gave him two options: undergo multiple surgeries and risk infection, or amputate right away. 

“I said just take it off,” Wiseman recalled. “And the doctor said, ‘We don’t want to make you feel like we’re rushing you into this,’ and I said ‘You’re not. You gave me my options, I heard what you said, you take it off, I’ll get back to work quicker.’” 

They amputated. 

Now, not only is Wiseman back on duty, but he’s a member of the motorcycle traffic unit.  

On Thursday, the Hobbs Police Department shared Wiseman’s story with a short film that chronicles his remarkable recovery. The film was produced by students at a local junior college, according to KRQE. Watch the full video below: 


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