ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — A police officer who responded to a mass shooting at a Florida nightclub and now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder is losing his job.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the Eatonville Town Council agreed Tuesday night to pay Cpl. Omar Delgado some $1,200 in accrued sick time and confirmed his last day of employment as Dec. 31.
Delgado was lauded as a hero for saving a Pulse nightclub shooting victim on June 12, 2016. He returned to patrol duty after the shooting that killed 49 people, but eventually took a desk job. He tells the newspaper he learned Monday that his job is ending.
An additional six months of employment would have let him become vested in the pension system and collect 64-percent of his salary with benefits for life.
As it stands now, he will only receive 42-percent of his salary starting when he’s 55 years old. He’s 45 now.
The Police Department wouldn’t confirm the reason for Delgado being let go. Deputy Chief Joseph Jenkins would only say the department reached an agreement with the veteran officer to end his employment.
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