Wounded officer throws first pitch at Springfield Cardinals game

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (KPLR)-An wounded Springfield, Missouri police officer shows how well he's recovering by throwing a baseball. Officer Aaron Pearson was shot in the head while on duty in January. Thursday, he tossed out the first pitch at the Springfield Cardinals game at Hammons Field with his son by his side.

It was an emotional sight and the pitch brought applause and tears for fans, Pearson's dad, and Pearson himself.

Pearson has undergone several surgeries and continues rehab. He'll receive a prosthetic eye within the next two months.

For more on Officer Pearson and to help support his family, visit the Team Pearson website.