I have a long history with Pulse, as an Orlando Police Lieutenant, and as an openly gay man. I responded to the scene after being called. I helped direct surviving victims, and personally know several of the survivors, victims, and employees, and owners of the club. That night I served in roles of responder, deputy commander of the negotiation team, and as the LGBT liaison for OPD.
James was tattooed June 3, 2018 by artist Wes at Ascension Tattoo in Orlando, Florida.