‘He will never be forgotten’: Bench dedicated in honor of Orlando police Officer Kevin Valencia

ORLANDO, Fla. — A memorial bench was dedicated to fallen Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia on Tuesday.

In 2018, Valencia was shot in the line of duty while trying to save children from a domestic violence situation. He passed away from his injuries in March 2021.

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Police Chief Orlando Rolón joined Mayor Buddy Dyer and members of the Orlando Police Department as the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (CFHLA) were present to dedicate the bench in honor of Valencia.

“He will never be forgotten,” Dyer said.

Photos: Memorial bench dedicated in honor of fallen Orlando police Officer Kevin Valencia

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Valencia’s wife, Meghan, and members of his squad were present for the installation of the bench.

Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates.

Photos: Remembering fallen Orlando police Officer Kevin Valencia

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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.