Thin Blue Line LEMC is hosting a benefit for two Houston Police officers shot in the line of duty Feb. 28 while responding to a burglary call in southwest Houston.
The families of the two HPD officers gave KHOU 11 News permission to share the officers' photos and good news about recovering officer, Ronny Cortez.
Cortez, a 24-year HPD veteran, is recovering in Memorial Hermann’s TIRR unit after being shot multiple times. Friends close to the family say the Feb. 28 shooting left him paralyzed. However, he’s starting to get feeling back in parts of his legs.
“That’s really great news,” said Armando Florido, a retired Houston Police Sergeant and founder of The Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.
Florido is organizing a fundraiser for both injured officers.
“I know his heart is strong and his mind is strong and he will beat it,” Florido said.
Thin Blue Line LEMC will host a benefit for the officers on April 8 at the Concert Pub North on Cypress Creek Pkwy in Houston. The benefit starts at 11 a.m. including bands and barbeque. Fundraiser organizers are asking anyone who can’t make it to the benefit to donate on the officer’s GoFundMe account.
Other donation information and fundraiser details are listed on the flyer. Tickets are not needed to attend.
“We’re hoping to raise quite a bit of money to help both of these officers during their trials right now,” Florido said.
Officer Jose Munoz, a 10-year HPD veteran, was shot in the ankle. He was released from Ben Taub Hospital two days after the shooting.