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Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor will be fitted with a new prosthetic finger Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor will be fitted with a new prosthetic finger
TPD Chief lost her index finger during boating accident TPD Chief lost her index finger during boating accident
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor will be fitted with a new prosthetic finger, after losing part of her index finger earlier this year.

Chief Castor, lost the tip of her index finger in an accident involving her boat in early August.

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Castor was attempting to lower the boat from a lift.  She said she reached up to spin the fly wheel and the next second the tip of her finger, down to the nail, was gone.

"It's not a big deal. Clearly at the time it happened, it was painful and it is it what it is, I'm dealing with it," Castor said in a press conference after the accident.

At the time it was a big deal, mostly because the finger she lost also happened to be her trigger finger.

Castor wasn't allowed to wear her police uniform until she took a new shooting exam. She re-qualified as a master, learning to shoot using her middle finger.

On Monday, Castor will receive a new, prosthetic finger from West Coast Limb and Brace Orthopedic Center.

A spokesperson for the center says it will be Castor's final visit. A hand surgeon at Tampa General Hospital pulled a tendon and nerve back over the tip, so Castor could have feeling in her trigger finger.

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