Eatonville to award Pulse attack hero full pension

Last Updated: Friday, December 08, 2017, 9:53 PM EST

Cpl. Omar Delgado, the Eatonville police officer who was hailed a hero for his actions during the Pulse attack, will get his full pension after all.

The town of Eatonville announced Thursday they would give Cpl. Omar Delgado his full pension, after deciding to let him go six months shy of his 10-year mark of employment. 

Delgado's actions, and the subsequent decision by the town to let him go, attracted national attention.

Delgado responded to the attack in June 2016 at the Orlando nightclub and saved several people, including Angel Colon, who was shot numerous times.

But Delgado was unable to return to street patrol because of PTSD. The Eatonville police dept. announced Delgado's last day would be Dec. 31.

At a town council meeting Tuesday, officials would not comment on why Delgado was being let go. They voted to pay for 50 percent of his accrued sick leave.

Among the people at that meeting was Colon himself.

Colon said he was at a loss for why the department would fire Delgado.

"He did his job that night, he rescued lives. He saved my life. And for him to be in this position right now, it just doesn't make any sense," said Colon.