DENVER (CBS4) – Two Denver police officers, injured in the line of duty, threw out the first pitch at the Colorado Rockies Home Opener on Friday. A suspect shot officers Richard Jaramillo and Steve Gameroz in January.
They both spent days in the hospital recovering from their injuries.READ MORE: Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Impacting Distribution In Rural Colorada
The two officers had a sold out crowd cheering them on when they walked to the pitcher’s mound. They say it was incredible.READ MORE: Aurora Police Investigate Hit & Run Involving Pedestrian
“Throwing the first pitch was a surreal feeling. It was an honor,” said Gameroz.
“It’s exciting, it’s nervous, it’s scary, it’s amazing… all at the same time,” said Jaramillo.MORE NEWS: Colorado Weather: Denver Included Winter Weather Advisory
The officers took their pitching duties very seriously, saying they both spent time practicing before the big game.