ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Police Department is supporting the family of an injured officer on his son’s first day of school.
- OPD officers escort Valencia's son to class
- It was his son's 1st day at kindergarten
- Ofc. Valencia is being treated at a Georgia hospital
Officer Kevin Valencia was critically hurt after being shot in the head on June 10, while responding to a domestic dispute.
On Friday, his squad and Chief John Mina escorted Valencia's 5-year old son to class.
"Obviously Officer Kevin Valencia can’t bring his child to the first day of kindergarten, and that’s something as parents we all did. I still remember bringing my kids. Their first day of kindergarten is very emotional," Chief Mina said.
Officer Valencia remains in a coma at a hospital in Georgia that specializes in treating spine and brain injuries.
There is a GoFundMe page set up to support his family.
“The support from our community has been amazing,” Chief Mina said.
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