Fallen Orlando police officer Kevin Valencia honored with processional

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando police officer’s body is being prepared to be laid to rest.

On Wednesday morning, law enforcement led a procession from Lake County to Orange County for officer Kevin Valencia.

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Valencia died Monday, nearly three years after he was shot while responding to a hostage situation involving four children.

Outside Baldwin Fairchild at Chapel Hill on Wednesday, uniformed Orlando police stood at attention then put their hands over their hearts as their colleague was carefully carried into the funeral home.

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Police Chief Orlando Rolon embraced officer Valencia’s wife Meghan and walked inside where plans were being finalized for Valencia’s funeral next week.

Valencia is survived by his wife and two sons.

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A public funeral is scheduled for next Wednesday at First Baptist Orlando.

Cierra Putman, WFTV.com

Cierra Putman flew south to join Eyewitness News in July 2016.

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.