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Officer Tyler Moldovan throws first pitch Thursday at Chase Field

Phoenix Police Officer Tyler Moldovan, who survived getting shot eight times in 2021, threw the first pitch at Thursday's Arizona Diamondbacks game.

PHOENIX — Officer Tyler Moldovan threw the first pitch Thursday at Chase Field during the Arizona Diamondbacks home opener.

The MLB team announced Tuesday that Moldovan, who survived getting shot eight times in 2021, will be making a special appearance during Thursday night's game. 

Moldovan had only been on the job a few months with Phoenix police when he was shot multiple times on Dec. 14, 2021. He initially wasn't expected to survive his severe injuries. 

After undergoing months of hospitalization and rehabilitation, Moldovan was released and returned home to Arizona last summer.

Last June, Moldovan was given his official Phoenix Police Department badge at Chase Field during a Luis Gonzales Hometown Heroes community softball event.

Credit: Kelsey Grant/Arizona Diamondbacks
Credit: Kelsey Grant/Arizona Diamondbacks

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