FORNEY, Texas — Two brothers, both injured in separate line-of-duty shooting incidents, will throw out the first pitch during the Texas Rangers' Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on March 30, 2019.
The brothers, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Danny Shaw and his younger brother, Dallas County Community College District Police Department Corporal Bryan Shaw, will throw out the first pitch alongside Forney Police Department officer Pedro Moreno who will perform the National Anthem.
In November 2016, Trooper Shaw, of Forney, Texas, was shot while on assignment on the Texas-Mexico border when a firefight erupted on the Mexico side of the Rio Grande.
In July 2016, Corporal Shaw was injured in the line of duty during a deadly shooting in Dallas, Texas, in which five police officers were killed.
The first 3,000 tickets purchased through the special offer page, here, are eligible to receive a limited-edition law enforcement-themed Texas Ranger cap. Additionally, for every ticket purchased through the special promotion, $3 will be donated to the Peace Officers' Angels Foundation. Deadline to order is March 29, 2019, at 5 p.m.
“Texans everywhere are indebted to the men and women of the law enforcement profession who willingly place themselves in harm's way to protect the safety of their communities, and Corporal Bryan Shaw and Trooper Danny Shaw are two such individuals,” read a resolution recognizing the brothers during Texas' 85th Legislature.
“Through their courage and dedication to duty, these two outstanding officers have earned the respect and gratitude of their fellow Texans, who continue to hold them in their thoughts and prayers,” he read. “The House of Representatives of the 85th Texas Legislature hereby honor Corporal Bryan Shaw and Trooper Danny Shaw for their commitment and perseverance, both on the job and during their recovery, and extend to them sincere best wishes for the future.”
Officer Moreno, the first in his family to pursue law enforcement, has been singing professionally since he was 12 years old in a mariachi band with his father and brothers. He joined the Forney Police Department in March 2017.