An officer who was hailed as a hero in the 2016 Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando is about to be fired- all because he did his job.
Eatonville Police Officer Omar Delgado was one of the first blues on the ground when first responders arrived at the nightclub, pulling people to safety and establishing a perimeter around ground zero.
However, since the development of post-traumatic stress disorder from the incident, Delgado is being let go after eight months of desk duty.
According to CBS News, EPD claims the town of Eatonville made a decision to terminate Delgado’s employment on Dec. 31. The department declined to provide any further details.
“Due to my PTSD and my emotional state…obviously, I can’t do police work anymore,” Delgado said.
If you recognize Delgado, you’re not mistaken- he was a global sight when he was reunited with attack victim Angel Colon, the video of the reunion reaching millions around the world.
Still, it’s hard for him to swallow. Since then, he claims he “came back physically, but not mentally.”
“This holiday is going to be a rough one,” he said. “What we witnessed and saw, no man should have ever seen that.”
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