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Kerrie Orozco Memorial Baseball Field opening on June 26

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 15:56:59-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A multi-million dollar baseball facility named after a fallen OPD officer is complete. A special ballgame will celebrate the opening of Kerrie Orozco Memorial Baseball Field near 24th and Redick later this month.

Omaha police posted on Facebook: "We are excited to celebrate the opening of the multi-million dollar baseball facility for youth in Miller Park."

The community is invited to come out and see the first pitch on Wednesday, June 26th at Miller Park, 2707 Redick Ave. at 2:00 p.m. The field is located on the east side of the park.

Kerrie's husband Hector and her daughter, Olivia, will throw the first pitch.

PACE athletes will play a game on the field.

Kerrie was an advocate for youth as a coach for PACE, which stands for Police Athletics for Community Engagement.

The Sherwood Foundation, the Black Police Officers Association of Omaha, PACE, Omaha Parks and Recreation and many other partners helped make the memorial baseball field a reality.