April 11, 2016
The Philadelphia police officer who was ambushed by a gunman earlier this year added a heartfelt chapter to his long road to recovery Monday.
Jesse Hartnett, who was attacked while sitting in his police cruiser in January, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Phillies home opener.
Despite his arm cast — he suffered three gunshot wounds to his left arm — Hartnett, a four-year veteran of the force, was able to throw right-handed to catcher Carlos Ruiz.
Hartnett then went to his girlfriend, pulled out a ring and popped the marriage question; she, of course, said yes. Here's a video of the proposal via Sen. Pat Toomey:
Officer Jesse Hartnett threw out today's Ceremonial First Pitch, then got engaged! ⚾️😍💍 pic.twitter.com/LiGyzVMm7L— Phillies (@Phillies) April 11, 2016
His alleged attacker, Edward Archer, 30, of Delaware County, has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for April 21.