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Orlando officer shot during deadly standoff in critical condition, fighting for his life

A GoFundMe has been set up for his family
Posted at 2:56 PM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 18:07:32-04

The Orlando police officer who was shot and seriously wounded while responding to a domestic violence call at an Orlando apartment complex is currently in critical condition. 

GoFundme created to help with funeral costs of 4 children murdered in Orlando hostage standoff

Orlando hostage-taker had been arrested weeks before killing four children, himself during standoff

At a news conference on Wednesday, Officer Kevin Valencia's doctors, the police chief, and his wife spoke to the media about his condition. 

Officer Valencia was shot in the head by Gary Lindsey as he was responding to a domestic violence call at the Westbrook Apartment complex near Universal late Sunday. Lindsey then barricaded himself in the apartment with four children. Nearly 21 hours later, police made entry into the apartment to find Lindsey and the four children dead. 

Officer Valencia is currently in a coma, in critical condition and he has a "long road ahead for recovery," according to his doctors. 

 

 

Kevin's wife Megan struggled to speak through tears as she spoke about her husband's condition. She thanked her "police family" supporting her and protecting her as she asked for prayers to bring her husband back to her. 

 

 

 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Officer Valencia's family with short and long-term expenses while he fights to recover. Click here to donate.