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Free Pitbull concert to honor Florida police officer who was shot in standoff

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 17:38:59-04

An Orlando area attorney is putting on a Pitbull concert free to the public in honor of injured Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia.

Valencia was shot and seriously wounded while responding to a domestic violence call last June, and remains in a coma.

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Attorney Dan Newlin, a former law enforcement officer himself said: ''When tragedy happens it is often a big news event, and then people seem to forget. We can never allow our community to forget Officer Kevin Valencia and how he and his family continue to suffer and fight today. As a community, it is important that we show the highest level of respect and honor for Officer Kevin Valencia and having a free community concert is a great way to show our support for the Valencia family."

The concert will be on Saturday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

Pitbull will be performing at the free event with special guests DJ Vice & Nacho.

"Don't bring anything to the concert; just come show your support for the Valencia family," says attorney Dan Newlin.

Only small clear bags are permitted, but you can also bring blankets.

A website is up to support Officer Kevin Valencia and his family. You can donate to the cause here.

For more information on the free concert, click here.