The officer that was wounded during the initial contact with Lindsey, has been identified as Officer Kevin Valencia. Valencia taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery. He is reported to be in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
During the new conference Chief Mina stoically answered questions during his briefing. “We’ve been through this before. It’s hard. It’s very traumatic when your officer is shot in the line of duty. But they still have a job to do and that they are focused on a peaceful resolution to the standoff.”
Patton stood and delivered a short impromptu speech: “I’m proud to be here to fight beside you. Now let’s cut the guts out of those Krauts and get the hell on to Berlin. And when we get to Berlin, I am going to personally shoot that paperhanging goddamned son of a bitch just like I would a snake.”