Six months ago, San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia was nearly killed when he was shot in the head during a shootout, protecting his city.
Last week, Garcia walked up to his Beaumont home, showing the huge strides he’s made since the shooting.
At his house, Garcia was met with volunteers — many of whom have never met him before — who have been working to make sure his home has everything he’ll need to be able to get around when he is able to return home.
Garcia began to speak a couple months after the shooting, and can now walk with braces and has regained some speech. He is expected to live independently with his five-year-old daughter in the house, NBC Los Angeles reports.
And that's why San Bernardino police and Home Depot are renovating the home.
They’re putting in things like a new handrail, so he can walk upstairs.