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Son of slain Lincoln officer training to join the police

Posted at 5:11 PM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 18:16:02-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The son of a Lincoln police officer who was killed in the line of duty last year is training to become a police officer.

Carlos Herrera is on track to graduate from the police academy this spring and become a Lincoln police officer in June.

His father, Mario Herrera, died last September about two weeks after he was shot while serving a warrant in Lincoln.

Mario Herrera was the first Lincoln police officer killed on the job in more than 50 years.

Carlos Herrera said he grew up wanting to be a police officer, so he applied after leaving the U.S. Marine Corps.

Hear more from Carlos by watching the Lincoln police video at the top of the page.

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