Corporal Omar Delgado
Founder & Executive Director
Corporal Omar Delgado was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He attended St. Sylvester Catholic School and Theodore Roosevelt High School. Omar lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he was a Bilingual Paraprofessional for Nicolet Elementary School until 1999 when he moved to Florida. He attended Seminole State College Police Academy and was hired by the Eatonville Police Department in June 2008. He is a member of the National Coalition of Latino Officers and in 2013 was recognized as Officer of the Year by ASIS International.
As a police officer, Omar worked many assignments throughout his career including Criminal Investigations Division, Community Policing Division, Field Training Unit, and Drug Enforcement Division. He is certified as a Hostage Negotiator and was a member of the FBI Safe Street Task Force.
Omar served on the Emergency Response Team and was one of the first responders at Pulse Night Club. Shortly after this tragedy, Omar began to struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and while still undergoing treatment he was dismissed by the Eatonville Police Department.
Omar has made it his mission to assist others impacted by tragic events and has founded the National Survivor Support Network where he leads the cause to assist victims and survivors of mass tragedies.