Montague Co. Deputy Preparing to Throw First Pitch at TX Rangers Game

Published 07/18 2013 06:13PM

Updated 07/18 2013 06:44PM

A Montague County sheriff's deputy is preparing to temporarily trade in his patrolling duty to be a one-time pitcher.

Deputy James Boyd will throw out the first pitch at Friday's Texas Rangers game.

It's law enforcement appreciation night and officials selected Boyd to do the honor.

On March 21st, Boyd pulled over a vehicle near Bowie and was shot three times by the driver who was a convicted felon from Colorado.

Following several months of rehab Boyd has now returned to work.

And tomorrow around 7 p.m., he will toss out the first pitch at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in front of an estimated 50,000 people.

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