Orlando police escort boy to first day of school while hero dad recovers
Officer Kevin Valencia continues to recover in Atlanta
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police honored an officer who remains in a coma two months after being shot during a standoff by escorting his 5-year-old son to his first day of kindergarten.
Officer Kevin Valencia was shot in the head in June while trying to rescue four children who were later found dead after a nearly day-long standoff. Valencia continues to be treated at a facility in Atlanta.
On Friday, Valencia's son, Kaleb, started school. And since his father couldn't be there, Valencia's squad and OPD Chief John Mina escorted him to class.
Police said Valencia was shot by Gary Lindsey Jr., who killed committed suicide after shooting and killing four children -- ages 1, 6, 10 and 12 -- during a 23-hour standoff.
A GoFundMe page has been created for Valencia.
Two months ago today, Officer Kevin Valencia was shot in the line of duty and remains in a coma.— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) August 10, 2018
Today, his son Kaleb started kindergarten. Since his daddy couldn’t be there, Kevin’s Squad & @ChiefJohnMina escorted Kaleb to his first day of school.https://t.co/GfxTWL7pgt pic.twitter.com/TUVfKjStYe
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