Fla. deputy makes 'miraculous' recovery from gunshot to head
By Macollvie Jean-Francois
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.