Eatonville, Fla. - Officer Omar Delgado, with the Eatonville Police Department, was one of the first officers to respond to the terror attack at Pulse nightclub. Delgado has been on 'light desk duty' for the past 8 months due to post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Eatonville Town Council voted Tuesday night to pay some of Officer Delgado's accrued sick time before he is dismissed from the force on Dec. 31, six months before he qualifies for his pension.
Delgado was declared a hero the night of the Pulse attack after he pulled victim Angel Colon and others to safety.
Colon was shot six times during the June 12, 2016, attack and said that Delgado saved his life.
"He was my hero," Colon said. "He saved my life, and for them to just do what they're doing in front of my face, it's a slap to my face as well."
Colon attended theTown Council meeting Tuesday night in protest of the city's decision to let Delgado go.
Delgado couldn't believe that the town won't let him continue with the police department long enough to qualify for his pension.
Eatonville Mayor Eddie Cole refused to answer questions about Delgado's dismissal and why he was being let go when he is so close to being able to qualify for his pension.