Officer Adrian Gonzalez has seen it all.
Back in 2013, Gonzalez was a member of the Hialeah Swat team that saved two hostages from a gunman who killed six others. But he said not even that could have prepared him for the assignment he was given on June 24, when the Champlain Towers South collapsed in Surfside.
Gonzalez was told he would be the initial intake person for survivors and family members looking for loved ones.
“I was the first point of contact between the survivors, the survivors’ families, and the command post,” Gonzalez said in an exclusive interview with NBC 6. “It became very personal really quick.”
He said he saw his wife and kids in the dozens of families he met. He recalled...