Gerry Realin spent four hours with the dead inside of Pulse Night Club.
He remembers the blood. The smell. The scene was so bad, the eight-member Hazmat team wouldn’t let any other officers help them remove the bodies. That way fewer people had to witness what they saw.
When he came home late the next day, he was quiet. He looked in on his two kids, and then went to take a shower.
“He proceeded to go into the shower, shut the door,” said Jessica Realin, his wife. “I heard him sobbing. He just kept saying over and over he was so sorry for them.”