10/26/2007

Fla. deputy makes 'miraculous' recovery from gunshot to head

By Macollvie Jean-Francois
The Sun-Sentinel

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. Deputy Maury Hernandez wasn't expected to make it through the night after a bullet pierced his skull and put him in a coma.

With 45-caliber bullet fragments still lodged in his head, Hernandez, 28, walked into a crowded news conference Thursday at Memorial Regional Hospital, wearing his crisp though baggy white and green Broward Sheriff's Office uniform and gleaming badge. A large scar on the right side of his head marked how close he came to death.

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