He is Álvaro Hernández Marchena, who has been on the force 12 years. Last Aug. 13 he was injured on his way home from work. The collision with a car sent him flying 15 meters and tore his motorcycle in two.
Now although he is on the disabled list, he is hoping for a new leg through a program at Hospital Calderón Guardia. Residents gathered to raise money and encourage him over the weekend.
The 54-year-old officer was in charge of preventative programs in the canton of Carrillo.