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Pulse first responder still not receiving family medical benefits

Gerry Realin vs. city of Orlando going to trial

Trial on receiving family medical benefits

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange County judge on Friday ordered a trial without jury to resolve a three-year medical benefits fight between former Orlando police Officer Gerry Realin and the City of Orlando.

The case involves Realin’s pension awarded without medical coverage for his family three years ago after he was diagnosed with PTSD following his assignment to remove the dead from Pulse nightclub.

Realin’s wife, Jessica Realin, told News 6 that the family medical benefits cost “one-third” of the total pension benefits, roughly $1,700 a month or $23,000 a year, more than five times the amount he paid before he left the department.

“Five plus doctors chosen by the city, Judge Neal Pitts, the Pension Board, the city’s life insurance company (Standard Life) and the United States Department of Education have already stated and accepted Gerry’s condition,” she said.


By Mike Holfeld

Investigative Reporter

AT Click


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