Community support, prosthetic leg help Finney County Sheriff's sergeant return to service

Published: Nov. 4, 2019 at 6:44 PM CST
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For the first time in almost a year, a sergeant with the Finney County Sheriff's Office is back in uniform.

In March, Eyewitness News reported from Garden City where

Last year, doctors amputated Gonzales' leg. This followed a bone infection stemming from a knee replacement the sergeant underwent 10 years ago.

The fundraising goal was realized for Gonzales to start walking again.

"I told them, 'if I get this leg, I'm going back to work,'" he says.

Monday, Gonzales walked into work in uniform, receiving a warm welcome.

"I'm not going to lie. It was nerve wracking getting dressed this morning after a year," he says. "But after I got into it, I felt great."

Back in uniform, Gonzales says it's time to do his part for the community.

"They reassured me that I am worth that, so now it's time to prove to the community that they made a good investment," he says.