Watch: Deputy who lost arm after shooting throws ceremonial first pitch at MLB game
Deputy Eddy Luna was serving a warrant at the time of the 2020 shooting
By Amanda Spence
ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas deputy whose arm was amputated after a 2020 shooting was honored by throwing the first pitch during First Responder Appreciation Day with the Texas Rangers on August 14.
Comal County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Eddy Luna had a smile on his face as he walked out onto the field, throwing the ceremonial first pitch before the game against the Seattle Mariners, KENS5 reported. He ended up throwing the ball with his left hand, not with his prosthetic.
Deputy Luna was shot as he served a warrant with his partner and brother Rene, according to MySA.com. Rene used a tourniquet on Luna and transported him to a nearby hospital. Luna underwent 13 surgeries, but doctors ended up having to amputate most of his right arm.
"He is just glad he (Rene) was there and that we able to perform everything that we have been taught, so he could save my dad's life," Luna’s son, Daniel, told KENS5.
Comal Co deputy Eddy Luna threw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers-Peace Officers' Angels Foundation First Responders Appreciation Day! pic.twitter.com/1RcYf9Heph— POAF (@poaforg) August 14, 2022
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