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Community dedicates baseball field in honor of fallen officer Kerrie Orozco

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 17:03:11-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha police and the community celebrated the dedication of a multi-million dollar baseball facility named after a fallen OPD officer.

Kerrie's husband Hector and their 4-year-old daughter Olivia threw out the first pitch Wednesday afternoon.

PACE athletes then played the first game on the Kerrie Orozco Memorial Baseball Field at Miller Park.

Kerrie was an advocate for youth as a PACE coach.

"Kerrie's legacy was an extension of herself and her dedication to this community. It will play out on this field play after play and pitch after pitch," Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.

Another highlight of the event was when ABLE-1 landed on the field.

Orozco the horse also made an appearance at the event. Kerrie's husband donated the horse to OPD.

Several community non-profits helped make the memorial baseball field a reality.