NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – A New Braunfels enterprise is elevating cash to assist with the restoration course of for one among their very own who additionally serves as a Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
For a number of years, Luna has labored at each the division and as safety for Woods Cycle Country.
“We now have been right here since 2006,” stated Mark Sheffield, with Woods Cycle Nation. “Once we first opened the primary yr, we had a big Christmas social gathering, and a few stated we must always rent safety to assist with the parking zone and to ensure every little thing stayed in an organized method. Eddy Luna was a deputy who spent loads of time within the dealership, so I requested him if he knew somebody.”
Luna ended up working with the enterprise yearly for the final 14 years.
“Not solely has he develop into an excellent good friend however an excellent buyer as effectively,” Sheffield stated. “I consider he has purchased about six bikes from us, so he’s undoubtedly an avid motorbike rider.”
Sheffield stated Luna is somebody everybody considers an excellent good friend.
“He’s simply a type of guys which you could rely on if you’re ever in a bind,” Sheffield stated. “He’s a type of individuals for me, and it isn’t simply me. Quite a lot of our workers on the dealership have recognized and develop into associates with him. You may stroll across the retailer and discover 15 individuals who know his cellphone quantity. All people is his good friend. Folks see him as the perfect police have to supply.”
Sheffield stated he was at house watching a film along with his spouse when his cellphone started to explode with messages.
“I had about 12 missed texts on my cellphone the place all people on the town was letting me know that Eddy had been shot,” Sheffield stated. “Time sort of slowed down at that cut-off date as we tried to determine what was occurring, what his state of affairs was. And fairly rapidly, the neighborhood moved to do what they may to assist Eddy.”
Officers say Brian Sharp, 59, shot Luna.
“(Luna) sustained a shotgun blast to his arm, and basically it took out an enormous piece of his muscle and bone,” Sheffield stated. “He had been by, I believe, seven surgical procedures with docs attempting to avoid wasting his arm. They lastly made the choice to amputate it.”
Regardless of going by what many would contemplate a traumatizing incident, Sheffield stated Luna is staying constructive.
“I used to be in a position to speak to him, and the man had simply been shot, and the man has misplaced a chunk of him that he’s had for the final 50 years,” Sheffield stated. “He’s in nearly as good of a temper as anyone may very well be. His main purpose is to get higher and to get out of the hospital.”
Like the remainder of the neighborhood, the enterprise additionally stepped up.
“He is a good good friend and buyer, and so we wished to have the ability to donate more cash to his trigger,” Sheffield stated. “We wished to lift consciousness about him locally, so we’re calling Sept. 5 Luna Day as a precursor to Labor Day. We’re going to make a donation for each automobile we promote that day to go in the direction of restoration efforts, and we had an nameless donor who matched our donations. So for each automobile we promote, we are going to now have the ability to donate $500 to Eddy.”
Sheffield stated the purpose is to achieve $10,000.
“This might go towards any medical bills his insurance coverage might not cowl,” Sheffield stated. “This might assist with getting a prosthetic arm or automobile customization so he can have the ability to drive with one hand.”
Sheffield stated Luna is planning to retire quickly and has served within the Military. On his downtime, Luna is thought for liking actual loud rock music.
“He would go to numerous live shows to hearken to that loud music,” Sheffield stated with fun. “I’m shocked that he may nonetheless hear anyone. Perhaps he’ll spend somewhat of the cash he will get right here on some listening to aids,” he joked.
“I’m glad that Eddy goes to be with us for the foreseeable future. We now have possibly rather less of Eddie,” Sheffield stated jokingly. “However, nonetheless, most of him will likely be there, and I don’t assume that is going to alter his outlook on mankind or the long run or New Braunfels. He’s nonetheless going to be a pillar of the neighborhood. He’s an excellent man. He’s acquired an excellent perspective, and shedding part of his arm and one among his arms isn’t going to cease that from being a actuality.”
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