Everyone in the Orlando area remembers vividly the events that happened in the early morning hours of June 12th, 2016. At 2:02 am, The Pulse Nightclub Shooting began and over the next couple of days the reality of one of the worst shootings in the history of the United States took place. But, for the Orlando Police Department Public Relations Office, June 10th and 11th were very busy days that prepared them for what was about to take the worlds attention. Wanda Miglio and Michelle hold down those responsibilities in a truly team approach to keeping the public informed through the Orlando Police Social Media channels and the main-stream media. The end of Operation Safe Streets took place on June 10th, the culmination of a month long project to help make Orlando safer removing crime guns and offenders from the streets. Later that night, the murder of Christina Grimmie, an up and coming YouTube star who was performing at the Plaza Live Theater, took place. Due to her rising fame and recent success on The Voice the national media ascended on Orlando to cover the story. June 11th, the team made sure that the information about Christina Grimmie went out throughout the day.
Add into the mix a couple of full SWAT callouts, they department and the PIOs were kept busy. And then… The Pulse Shooting took place. Wanda and Michelle quickly went into action determining the priorities that had to be identified to effectively do their job.
Listen as they share the events from their perspective. You can follow OPD on social media:
Orlando Police Online: http://www.cityoforlando.net/police/ Radio Traffic Audio Complied from City Of Orlando http://www.cityoforlando.net/cityclerk/pulse-tragedy-public-records/