When the door finally opened a little bit, I cleared an officer out of the fatal funnel and was yelling barricade. I was shot immediately with a high velocity rifle, said Police Sergeant Matthew Schoolfield. Profiles In Courage – Shot Many Times, He Survived With Severe Injuries – Police Sgt. Matthew Schoolfield in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast.

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(Photo from Matthew Schoolfield. Profiles In Courage – Shot Many Times, He Survived With Severe Injuries – Police Sgt. Matthew Schoolfield.)

Police Sergeant Matthew Schoolfield was shot multiple times with a rifle, during a SWAT call out. He talks about the incident when he was shot. Matthew discusses the severity of his catastrophic injuries, the lengthy recovery process for him and his family and the uncertain future he has with his department.

From OKCFox.com, on Sept. 17 officers were investigating an attempted kidnapping and aggravated assault that left the female victim with two broken wrists.

(Photo from Matthew Schoolfield. Profiles In Courage – Shot Many Times, He Survived With Severe Injuries – Police Sgt. Matthew Schoolfield.)

SWAT Officers later went to the home of the suspect. After knocking and announcing on the main residence, the front door was breached and the 61 year old suspect opened fire on the officers.

Sgt. Matt Schoolfield was instantly hit gunfire. Officers then returned fire and during the shootout Officer Daniel Ramirez was struck. In total, seven Chickasha Police Department officers were injured in the gun battle.

(Photo from Matthew Schoolfield. Profiles In Courage – Shot Many Times, He Survived With Severe Injuries – Police Sgt. Matthew Schoolfield.)

After an hour the scene was secured and several weapons were recovered from the suspect’s home.

After several months Police Sergeant Matthew Schoolfield is faced with the uncertainty of not knowing if he will be retired or fired.

According to Vipo911.org: “Sergeant Matthew Schoolfield is currently employed with the Chickasha Police Department where he has served since 2007. Sgt. Schoolfield currently resides in Ninnekah, Oklahoma. Sgt. Schoolfield joined the military at the age of 17 and retired with the Oklahoma Army National Guard in November 2018. Sgt Schoolfield worked night shift patrol and served as a member on the Special Response Team(SRT). He is married and they have three children.”

(Photo from Matthew Schoolfield. Profiles In Courage – Shot Many Times, He Survived With Severe Injuries – Police Sgt. Matthew Schoolfield.)

They further state that Sgt. Schoolfield “was shot 6 times in which 3 bullets were not stopped by the armor he was wearing. Sgt. Schoofield was critically injured during the execution of the search warrant and was flown to the OU Medical Center where he stayed for several weeks for treatment. Sgt. Schoolfield has had 9 surgeries thus far and needs physical therapy several days a week with the hope of regaining the use of his right arm and hand. Sgt. Schoolfield hopes to return to duty someday but his future in Law Enforcement is undetermined at this point.”

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(Photos from Matthew Schoolfield, compiled by LET staff. Profiles In Courage – Shot Many Times, He Survived With Severe Injuries – Police Sgt. Matthew Schoolfield.)

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