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.
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They both spent days in the hospital recovering from their injuries.
The two officers had a sold out crowd cheering them on when they walked to the pitcher’s mound. They say it was incredible.
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“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.
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The officers took their pitching duties very seriously, saying they both spent time practicing before the big game.