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Ex-Cop Vows Negligence Suit if Orlando Refuses to Pay Comp Benefits

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Monday, August 21, 2017 | 498 | 0 | 0 min read

A former Orlando, Florida, police officer who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after recovering bodies from the Pulse nightclub shooting spree in June 2016 is contemplating a negligence suit because the city won’t agree to workers’ compensation benefits, his attorney said. Gerry Realin, 37, last month won his fight for early retirement benefits from the Orlando Police Pension Board. But the $56,000 he will earn annually for the rest of his life — 80% of his $70,000-a-year salary — is not enough to sustain Realin, his wife and two small children,...

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