Officer Mike Thornton said he was informed a few days ago that he will be getting fitted for the limb that will replace his right lower leg.
“It’s going to be awesome. I can’t wait for that day,” Thornton said.
Thornton, who had his leg severed by a pickup truck in January, said “the next best thing” will be putting on his police uniform and badge.
According to Matthew Porter, a San Antonio Police Department spokesman, a police lieutenant who is no longer with the department was the first amputee to be fitted with a prosthetic limb several years ago.
Source: Jessie Degollado for KSAT.