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The family of the fallen Orlando police officer is presented with a flag over the US Capitol

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An American flag recently hoisted over the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, was presented to the family of fallen police officer Kevin Valencia in Orlando on Wednesday.

Valencia died in March of serious injuries he had on duty in 2018. He served the community as a law enforcement officer for over seven years.

The Valencia official has fought for his life alongside his family for two years since responding to a call leading to his hospitalization. For his heroic reaction, he was awarded a Purple Heart by the OPD in 2020.

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

“We will always remember Officer Valencia as a courageous and selfless hero who protected our community,” said US MP Darren Soto, who met with the family at OPD headquarters to present the flag.

Tune on to FOX 35 Orlando for the latest news from central Florida.

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