A simple plaque outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. carries a profound message of remembrance to a native Nebraskan.
Seth Rich, who worked on voters’ rights for the Democratic Party, was killed this past summer.
The DNC Monday dedicated the bike rack in front of its headquarters to Rich, a nod to Rich’s practice of riding his bike around the nation’s capital.
The plaque above the bike rack reads:
“Son of Omaha. Fierce fighter for voting rights. Devoted Democrat. Friend to all, including panda. Who left us too soon.”
Rich graduated from Central High School in Omaha as well as Creighton University.
Rich was shot and killed shortly after four o’clock on the morning of July 10th near his home in Washington. No suspects have been named. No arrests have been made. D.C. police speculate Rich was killed in a botched robbery. He was 27.
DNC interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile made mention of the memorial during her recent visit to Nebraska, telling a University of Nebraska-Lincoln audience Rich was a dedicated, young public servant who served the DNC well.
Reward money is being offered to solve the case. More than $145,000 has been pledged in reward money for any tips given to D.C. police which help lead to an arrest. D.C. police have offered a $25,000 reward. WikiLeaks has offered an additional $20,000. A Republican lobbyist had put up $100,000 in reward money.