A police officer who has been hailed as a hero for his bravery during the Pulse Nightclub shooting is being dismissed from his force by the end of the month. Omar Delgado was one of the first officers to respond to the call of an active shooter inside the LGBT nightclub that resulted in the death of 49 people. Delgado pulled victim Angel Colon to safety after he was shot multiple times, and he credited Delgado for saving his life.
Life hasn’t completely returned to normal for Delgado who says that after the incident he suffered from PTSD. The Eatonville Police Department deemed him unfit for duty and said that Delgado’s last day will be on December 31—just six months shy of receiving his pension.
“They can’t find it in their hearts to find six more months, just so I can be vested and then just move on with my life,” Delgado told WFTV. “I needed help, and I guess I’m being punished because I asked for help.”