Shot in the line of duty, he lives to testify
TAMPA — The bullet pierced the right side of Deputy Miguel Galarza’s neck, tore through muscle and came out the left side, just missing his spine.
Hit at a slightly different angle, he might not have lived to testify Tuesday about the dangers of breaking up a home invasion.
But there he sat, scars at his collar, gulping down tears.
“I was down on the floor and I opened my eyes,” he said. “My arms are shaking. My feet are going every which way, and I can’t control it.