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Det. Kerrie Orozco honored at NE Law...

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Posted at 3:50 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 16:50:05-04

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from all over the state go to Central Nebraska on Monday morning to pay tribute to Detective Kerrie Orozco.

Det. Orozco’s name is unveiled on the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial which is on the NE State Fairgrounds in Grand Island.  She was one of 5 people to be etched on the wall.

May 20, 2015, that Det. Orozco was shot and killed by a wanted fugitive near 30th and Martin Ave. 

Kerrie’s mother was there, as well as OPD Chief Todd Schmaderer, Governor Pete Ricketts, state troopers, sheriffs from across the state, and many people from her unit.

“On a grand scale and a small scale and everyday that she is here with us reminds us how important this job is and what we need to do for the community to make it better,” Chief Schmaderer explained.

There are more than 130 names inscribed on the memorial wall honoring fallen law enforcement dating back to the 1800’s.

Orozco’s family, friends, and fellow officers will head to Washington DC to see her name unveiled on the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Sunday.