Pawnee art teacher Amelia Koneck re-created the project at her school. She gave her students a smaller version of the large horses to design in honor of their personal heroes.
“I too want to make a difference with my young artists," Koneck said. "I want for them to realize that there are heroes among us, as well as those who have passed. I want for them to recognize good and to inspire them to do well and to make a difference."
Omaha Police Department tweeted out photos of the artwork calling it "inspiring" and thanking Koneck and her students for honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.