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