Jesse Hartnett was shot in his left arm, which was still in a sling, as he threw out one of the ceremonial first pitches Monday afternoon.
He received a standing ovation.
Hartnett then kept the crowd on their feet when he got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend Lilly
She said yes, and sealed the deal with a kiss.
Officer Jesse Hartnett threw out today's Ceremonial First Pitch, then got engaged! ⚾️😍💍 pic.twitter.com/LiGyzVMm7L— Phillies (@Phillies) April 11, 2016
Hartnett said he had been planning this for about a month.
Congratulations to hero Officer Jesse Hartnett on throwing out the first pitch @Phillies and for proposing to your girlfriend...well played.— Seth Williams (@DASethWilliams) April 11, 2016
"It was kind of thrilling. It's a once in a lifetime experience to go out there and I wanted to utilize that time as best that I could; it was wonderful," Hartnett told Action News.
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Villanova national champs Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu also threw out a first pitch.