Orange Police Officer Sharif Muzayen and his fellow “Star Wars”-addicted family were looking forward to opening night of “Rogue One” in December when a suspected drunk driver hit and nearly killed Muzayen while he was on duty.
Thursday, Feb. 9, Muzayen and his wife, Vanessa, and children Luke, 8, and Leia, 2 (we told you they liked “Star Wars) were treated to a free screening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at Century Stadium 25 and XD Theatre in Orange.
The collision that nearly claimed Muzayen’s life — as well as his left leg, which doctors were able to save — happened around 3 a.m. Dec. 10.
“Rogue One” premiered Dec. 16.
Muzayen, 32, a former Marine who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan before becoming an officer with the Orange Police Department nearly three years ago, mentioned in an interview in January while recovering in the hospital his deep love for the “Star Wars” films.
He was joined by his family and several fellow officers and firefighters, many of whom were dressed in “Star Wars” costumes.
Cinemark presented Sharif with refillable cups and popcorn tubs, along with “Rogue One” mini one-sheet posters. Disney also provided the family with a special “Rogue One” notebook, hoodie, hat and coin.