May 20, 2016 will be the one year anniversary of the death of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says her death reminded everyone what ultimate sacrifice looks and feels like. The department has been asked many times what they were planning to commemorate the loss of Officer Orozco.
The end result is the Horses of Honor – Omaha. Chief Schmaderer says, “Eight life-sized statues of Mounted Patrol horses and then also a K-9 statue to commemorate Kobus who died recently. Seven of the horses will be displayed in prominent places throughout Omaha’s Turner Park. An eighth horse is planned for Omaha Police Headquarters. Each horse will be designed by an artist and named for a fallen Omaha police officer. We will unveil the statues on Friday, May 20th, exactly one year after the death of Officer Orozco.”
The Horses of Honor – Omaha will be on display for one year. They will then be auctioned off with net proceeds benefitting the Omaha Police Foundation, an organization that works to ensure officers have the training and equipment they need to prevent crime, save lives and make Omaha a safer city.