(VIDEO) Courageous Arizona Law Enforcement Officer Paralyzed in Line of Duty Stands Tall for National Anthem

In Peoria, Arizona, a remarkable moment unfolded as Investigator William “Bill” Weigt, paralyzed in the line of duty fourteen years ago, stood for the national anthem with the aid of a state-of-the-art wheelchair.

A heartwarming image circulated on Facebook captured Weigt presenting the American flag at the Arizona Special Olympics, stirring up emotions across the nation, as reported by Today.

“After 14 years, I’ve longed to stand for the national anthem,” shared Weigt with Today. “Initially overwhelming, it was incredibly exhilarating.”

Weigt’s life changed in 2005 when he was shot during a suspect pursuit, resulting in paralysis. As a former infantry soldier in the United States, the opportunity to ‘finally’ stand for the flag held profound significance for him, he expressed to KPHO.