One of the victims of the Orlando shooting in the “Pulse” nightclub was able to meet his rescuer while in the hospital recently. Angel Colon described what was happening during the event and how he wished he would be able to meet the Officer that saved him. His wish was granted.
During interviews that have been continuous one victim named Angel Colon was discussing with reporters the nightmare that unraveled in the nightclub the evening of the shooting. He stated that he had been shot and that his leg had been broken. People were screaming and that an officer eventually came in while the shooting was still going on.
The Officer told Angel, the only way that I am going to be able to get you out of here is to take you by the arm and run out of here with you. Angel was unsure about the officers plan, knowing that his leg was broken, but also understood that there was no other way.
Angel recalled: “I’m looking up and some cop – I wish I could remember his face or his name, because to this day I am grateful for him – he looks at me and makes sure that I’m alive. He grabs my hand and he’s like, ‘this is the only way I can take you out.’ I’m like, ‘please carry me because I’m in pain right now.’ I couldn’t walk or anything. He starts to drag me out across the street to the Wendy’s,’ Colon said, adding despite being cut by glass on the floor, he was so thankful to be outside of the club.
Since that time Angel has been in the hospital and undergone surgeries to repair his broken leg where people had trampled him to escape as well as the bullet wounds he received from the gunman. But he wanted to thank the officer in person. The problem is that the Officer ran off and they never exchanged names.
Naturally media made the event happen and found the officer whose name was Omar Delgado and he serves with the Town of Eatonville Florida, Police Department. The emotional meeting was captured for all to see at the Orlando Regional Medical Center.
As the officer walked in he introduced himself by saying “My name is Officer Omar Delgado. I’m one of the ones that helped you get out of harm’s way,” Delgado said to shooting victim Angel Colon. “I need a big hug.”
“I was so happy,” Colon said of meeting the man who saved him. “I’ve been wanting to see the man that took me out of that horrible place.”
“Just knowing that I helped, I assisted saving that man’s life and him thanking me… You just can’t put into words, because you only get one life and now he can be with his family and continue living his life,” Officer Delgado said.