There is another Officer Orozco patrolling the streets of Omaha. Officer Kerrie Orozco was killed in the line of duty nearly three years ago. She left behind a newborn daughter. Orozco’s husband, Hector no longer had time to care for their horse so he donated it to the department’s Mounted Patrol Unit. He got the idea after seeing the horse on duty in the downtown Omaha area.
Sergeant Joe Svacina says the horse, named “Orozco”, has been put through extensive training and is ready for duty. He says, “That horse had really been sheltered as a hobby horse and we had to bring him into the middle of the city. Some horses just can’t do that. We put in a lot of time to make him a good police horse.”
Police Chief Todd Schmaderer welcomed the new addition and is pleased the horse is named after the fallen officer. He is also grateful to Kerrie’s husband, Hector who donated “Orozco” to the force. Chief Schmaderer says, “He has carried himself amazingly well in the aftermath of the most tragic of incidents. He is still part of our family and always will be and so will their daughter.”
“Orozco” started his patrol duties late last week.