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Hero Cop Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Says He Was Fired Just 6 Months Before Getting His Pension

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Angel Colon, who was shot six times during the attack before Delgado pulled him out of the building, spoke out about the officer's firing at a recent city council meeting.

Angel Colon, photographed in 2016.AP

"He was my hero," Colon said at the meeting. "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."

"To be at work with PTSD, it's something that's impossible, but at the same time, you can't just throw him out like that. He needs help," he added. "He was there. He did his job that night on June 12, so they should have his back 100 percent, totally, and be there for whatever he needs."

The town council did vote to pay out some of Delgado's sick days, which will add up to about $1,200 before taxes. Delgado, a married father-of-three, is already facing a 20 percent cut to his pension because of the dismissal, and will also have to wait 10 years before receiving any payments.

Delgado and Colon reunited after the shooting.ABC

Eatonville's mayor, Eddie Cole, says he can't discuss details of the officer's case because of privacy laws, but said "some pictures are bigger than we all know."

Delgado is asking Florida's lawmakers to stand up for first responders with PTSD. and in the meantime he plans to apply for disability. He's also set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to cover his medical costs.

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[H/T: WFTV]

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