ORLANDO, Fla. — An officer with the Orlando Police Department who was one of the first responders to the Pulse nightclub shooting had her termination hearing canceled Friday.
Channel 9 learned Wednesday that Alison Clarke's alternative duty position was slated to be eliminated.
After the Pulse shooting, Clarke sought treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. A doctor has since said that she is not fit for duty, so she was scheduled to be fired Friday since Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon eliminated the alternative duty position.
Support for Clarke's situation picked up after Channel 9 reported that she wrote a letter to the mayor asking him to intervene in the firing.
Clarke has a final doctor appointment on Nov. 20 and hopes to see a pension board by January in hopes of being granted disability.
OPD released a statement to Channel 9, saying in part:
Clarke also worked with slain Lt. Deborah Clayton after the Pulse shooting and would escort her to the hospital after she was gunned down in a Walmart parking lot.
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