OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Officers of all stripes, whether it be Omaha Police, Nebraska State Patrol, Bellevue Police or the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, took to the streets Monday night in a big and loud way.
“Each one of us does a specific duty for our community, each one of us puts our life at risk, so it’s just a different uniform, we’re all in this together, we’re all brothers and sisters,” says Omaha Police Chief, Todd Schmaderer.
The event hosted by OPD took the hundreds in attendance on a mile long march, through the Old Market, making all those downtown, take notice.
“The community support, walking through the Old Market, people see what’s going on, just the random applause and cheering. The thank you that you don’t get from the normal day,” says Lt. Tim Owens, Douglas County Sheriffs Office.
While everyone had fallen officers on their mind, the event was for the most part a jovial one, with families and friends coming together on a gorgeous night.
“This is what makes Omaha, in my opinion, the greatest city in the United States. The support you have for law enforcement and then in return, the dedication that we show you to keep the community safe, is something special in Omaha.,” says Schmaderer.