An Orlando police officer was reunited with a man that he saved during the June 12th terrorist attack on a nightclub in one of Florida’s major cities.
Eatonville Police Officer Omar Delgado -whose department is six miles from Orlando- walked into the Orlando Regional hospital room of 26-year-old shooting victim Angel Colon and introduced himself.
“My name is Officer Omar Delgado,” he said. “I’m one of the ones that helped you get out of harm’s way. I need a big hug from you, man.”
According to the ABC News, it was the first time the two had seen each other since the night of the attack, which left 49 people dead.
The two smiled and in an emotional moment, hugged.
“I’m so glad you’re alive,” Delgado said repeatedly. In the background, the Colon family cried and hugged each other.
Colon, who sustained three gunshots in the leg and shattered bones from being trampled by the trapped crowd, told Delgado about his recovery.
“I’m getting there, little by little,” Colon said, surrounded by balloons and flowers.
“I was so happy,” Colon said of meeting Delgado, who described the rendezvous as an emotional event. “I’ve been wanting to see the man that took me out of that horrible place.”
“You only get one life,” Delgado said. “I’m glad now that he can be with his family and continue living his life.”
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