Ariz. officer shot 8 times in 2021 delivers World Series Game 5’s first pitch
Tyler Moldovan was not expected to survive his injuries, but has made a “miraculous” recovery
By Joanna Putman
PHOENIX — Tyler Moldovan, a former officer who was severely wounded in the line of duty, received a standing ovation at the World Series after throwing Game 5’s first pitch, 12 News reported.
After working for the Phoenix Police Department for only a few months, Moldovan was shot eight times, including in the head.
He was not expected to survive his injuries, according to the report, but has made a “miraculous” recovery. He was released from the hospital and able to return home last summer.
Moldovan also opened the Diamondbacks season in April, throwing the first pitch with the help of his wife, Chelsea Moldovan, and former Diamondbacks player Luis Gonzalez, according to the report. Gonzalez, Chelsea Moldovan, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan all joined Moldovan on the field.
Video from the World Series shows Moldovan was able to stand up with the help of a walker to deliver the pitch.