Described as an Angel, 29-year-old Mom, Hero, and Police Officer, Kerrie Orozco was shot by a gang member less than 24 hours before she was to pick up her newborn from the hospital.
She coached baseball at an Omaha Boys and Girls Club, was a Special Olympics volunteer and served as president of the Police Officers’ Ball to benefit the Special Olympics, the chief said. She also took in rescue dogs, was a Girl Scout mentor, and was extremely active in the community helping others.
This Mom put off maternity leave after giving birth prematurely to a daughter in February and was mourned 3 months later, after she was gunned down in a shootout with a fugitive – the day before she was to pick up her newborn.
“She was a friend, a popular officer.” – Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer
Orozco, a seven-year veteran of the department who worked in the gang unit, had delivered a premature baby in February, who was due to go home from an Omaha hospital a day before she was killed. She had postponed her maternity leave until the baby was released.
Gov. Pete Ricketts said Orozco’s death is a stark reminder of what police officers face every day they go to work.
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Source: FOX News