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FOX 35 speaks to the wife of fallen Orlando officer Kevin Valencia

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Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 from serious injuries sustained on duty in 2018.

He served the community as a law enforcement officer for over seven years.

Officer Valencia has been fighting for his life with his family for two years since responding to a call leading to his hospitalization. He was awarded a purple heart by the Orlando Police Department for his heroic response.

FOX 35 spoke one-on-one with his wife Meghan on Thursday.

Part 1: The Memorial to Officer Kevin Valencia

Meghan Valencia, wife of fallen Orlando cop Kevin Valencia, sits down with FOX 35

Amy Kaufeldt of FOX 35 spoke to Meghan Valencia, the wife of fallen Orlando cop Kevin Valencia, about how much she goes to her husband.

Fallen Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia was honored in an emotional memorial service last week.

“For me, it’s not just about what they said … it really showed me that we were a family,” said Meghan Valencia Amy Kaufeldt of FOX 35 of the service and law enforcement support.

She said now that she is alone: ​​”I have to do things that I never thought I would have to do.” She wants her children to “know that they can do anything because their mom and dad can do anything”.

Meghan added: “My belief in God has never been stronger than it is today because I know I will be fine and we will take care of it because I asked for it.” . “

And regarding her husband, she said, “I know he’s waiting for me. Whatever God wants him to do, I know he’s going to wait for me.”

Part 2: What led to the death of Officer Kevin Valencia

FOX 35 sits down Meghan Valencia, the wife of the fallen Orlando policeman Kevin Valencia

Meghan Valencia describes what led to the death of Officer Valencia at FOX 35 anchor Amy Kaufeldt.

Prior to Officer Valencia’s death, his wife told FOX 35 that it looked like he was improving. He kissed her and rubbed his hair. That made his death a shock.

In the days leading up to his death, Meghan said she had “received a call from the director of the facility saying,” Kevin was hospitalized. “At the time, I had no one to watch my children. I called to see if anyone could come.”

She explained, “Kevin was admitted when he had a fever of 107. His lactic acid was very high. His PH levels were very low. Basically, he was like being burned internally.”

Meghan added that “they put him on a ventilator, intubated him, and Kevin had a DNR that is a” do not revive. “But because of COVID, they didn’t have that paperwork. So they intubated him, which in many ways The blessing was because they said if they hadn’t intubated him I wouldn’t have been able to make it to the hospital. “

Doctors told Meghan that Officer Valencia would be more comfortable in the hospice and that people could say goodbye to him.

She told FOX 35, “I’m grateful that we at least had the chance to say goodbye and that I was with him when he died.”

Part 3: how Meghan tries to move forward

FOX 35 speaks to the wife of fallen Orlando officer Kevin Valencia

Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 from serious injuries sustained on duty in 2018.

Meghan is trying to move forward and stay strong for her children.

Looking back on her husband’s death, she said, “I really believe he had a conversation with God and said, ‘I can’t leave her like that.’ So I had two and a half years to start a new normal in a way. “

She added, “In many ways, I don’t have to learn anything new, I just have to accept the finality that I can no longer visit Kevin or get our kids to see him.”

Check out Good Day in Orlando on Friday to learn more about our one-on-one interview with Meghan.

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