The Dimly Lit Bright Side: Here's An Orlando Shooting Survivor Being Reunited With The Cop That Saved His Life
DailyMail- 'I look over and he shoots the girl next to me. And I'm just there laying down. I'm thinking, 'I'm next. I'm dead.''
'By the glory God, he shoots towards my head but it hits my hand. Then he shoots me again and it hits the side of my hip,' he said.
Desperate to not give away the fact that he was still not dead despite five bullets lodged inside him, he remained there.
'And he's just doing this for another five, ten minutes. He's just shooting all over the place.'
A police officer dragged him to safety through broken glass, he said. 'I don't feel pain, but I just feel all this blood on me from myself, from other people.'
Colon said a police officer dragged him to safety - through broken glass.
'The floor is just covered in glass. So he's dragging me out while I'm just getting cut - my behind, my back, my legs,' Colon said.
'I don't feel pain, but I just feel all this blood on me from myself, from my other people.'
Colon credited the police officer, as well as the doctors and nurses who cared for him afterwards, with saving his life.
At Tuesday's news conference, he told the hospital staff: 'I will love you guys forever.'
Before we begin let's make a pact. Let's all agree to overlook the fact that this emotional moment between two people that had to bear witness to the most horrific of crime scenes was videotaped. I guess it's just the nature of the era that this is going viral, but it still seems weird to have a bird's eye view into a heartfelt embrace between two men that are undoubtedly still grieving the untimely death of 49 innocent victims. Not to be the cynic, but it kinda feels like this should have been a private moment. Whatever, that's not the point of this blog.
In fact, I am not really sure what the point of this blog is. I guess it's just to give credit where credit is due. Cops have had a pretty rough go of things in the public eye the last year or two. That's probably the reason this was posted on the internet. If there's going to be a video attached every single time a member of law enforcement slips up and allows us to openly disparage them then it's only fair there's a video attached when they risk their lives on behalf of vulnerable strangers. It's nice to be reminded that people like Officer Delgado exist and that they take their responsibilities very seriously - especially during a time in which it's so easy to feel unsafe and unsettled. The bond that these two forever share should serve as a comforting sign to keep seeing the best in people, even when it has become increasingly easy to see the worst.