Orange County

‘A true hero’: Law enforcement agencies, officials remember Orlando officer Kevin Valencia

ORLANDO, Fla. — Condolences have poured in across social media in the hours since the Orlando Police Department announced that officer Kevin Valencia, who was shot during a hostage situation in 2018, had died.

Valencia suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was shot in the head while responding to a domestic violence call that June.

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Law enforcement agencies and officials from across Central Florida took to social media to honor Valencia and offer condolences to his family.

Read their messages below:

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Law enforcement

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Government officials

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Sarah Wilson

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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.