Published: Mar 11, 2011 12:47 AM EST
Updated: Mar 10, 2011 9:47 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral Police officer is home from fighting in Afghanistan.

Officer Christian Munoz-Luna landed late Thursday afternoon to a big homecoming celebration.

About dozen of his fellow police officers surprised him as he got off the plane.

City Manager Gary King and Councilmember Pete Brandt were also there to welcome him home.

In January 2010, he decided to take a leave of absence from Cape PD and go serve in Afghanistan.

He was an Army Staff Sergeant specializing in disarming I-E-D's and security details.

Serving his country, he says has always been a calling.

"After 9-11 it was something I wanted to do. I wanted to go over to Iraq and Afghanistan.," he said.

Today back on U.S. soil he couldn't have been more surprised to be greeted by his fellow police officers and Cape city leaders.

"I was just waiting for a couple of guys. Not the whole city of cape coral," Munoz-Luna told WINK News.

His flight was coming in from Boston where his family lives.

Here in Cape Coral one of the first orders of business is to get a good night's sleep.

Then return to work at the Cape Coral Police Department.

Officer Christian Munoz-Luna hopes to be back on the force within the coming days.