Reverse the firing of Omar Delgado, hero cop of Pulse shooting
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Omar Delgado was one of the first police officers to arrive at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016 after a gunman killed 49 people and injured many more. Omar suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has been very open about his ordeal. On the night of the shooting Omar helped survivors get to safety, including Angel Colon who was shot six times. As a thanks for his heroic actions, Eatonville Police Department is terminating Omar 6 months before he would become vested in his pension. If allowed to work the extra six months, Omar would receive 64% of his salary with benefits for life. However, his early termination will only allow him 42% of his salary.
The Eatonville police department needs to reverse its decision. They need to allow Omar to finish out his six months so he can retire with the full amount owed to him. Omar is a hero, not just because of his actions on June 12th, but because he wasn't afraid to talk about his P.T.S.D. in a society with little acceptance of mental illness.
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