On Thursday, February 27, 2020, Judge Sanchez-Gordon finally got a chance to meet the person who stayed by her side on a plane ride from Mexico City to LAX. During the flight, Judge Sanchez-Gordon was experiencing a medical emergency. Captain Munoz stepped in to help and provided comfort and support until the plane landed and paramedics took over care.
Only remembering his name, she was determined to find him after she recovered: “It’s a day that I’ve been looking forward to. I’m so appreciative.”
Judge Sanchez-Gordon was surrounded by her father, brother and daughter during the reunion as Captain Munoz received a scroll for his heroic effort from Second District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas thanked him for going above and beyond to ensure someone was cared for and safe.