Comal County sheriff’s deputy Eddy Luna threw out the ceremonial first pitch on First Responders Appreciation Evening on the ballpark.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Comal County sheriff’s deputy Eddy Luna, who misplaced his arm in a 2020 taking pictures, threw out the primary pitch on the Texas Rangers recreation on Sunday.
It was First Responders Appreciation Day on the ballpark, and the Peace Officers’ Angels Basis captured the moment. Luna was all smiles together with his family and friends, and obtained a heat ovation from the group as he walked onto the sphere.
Earlier than the sport, Luna expressed his pleasure in a Fb put up.
“I want some observe since I’ve to throw with my left arm! Too unhealthy my bionic proper arm is not able to make a debut but,” he stated.
Luna continues to be adjusting to his altered life after the taking pictures, however he stays constructive.
“The way in which I see it, I’m lacking a part of my proper arm, however I’m right here,” he advised KENS 5 in 2021.
Luna was serving a warrant alongside his brother Rene, who was his accomplice on the power, when a close-range shotgun blast almost severed his arm. Rene utilized a tourniquet on the scene. He was taken to a San Antonio hospital the place he underwent 13 surgical procedures. Medical doctors needed to amputate almost his total proper arm.
Luna’s son Daniel can be a CCSO deputy, and stated his father and uncle had been heroes.
“If my dad hadn’t known as him, he most likely would not be right here,” Daniel stated. “He’s simply glad he (Rene) was there and that we in a position to carry out every little thing that we now have been taught, so he might save my dad’s life.”
Luna lastly obtained house 26 days after the taking pictures. He is been engaged on his restoration since, and now has a prosthetic arm.