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Mansfield Officers Travel to Omaha for Fallen Officer’s Funeral Bring Trailer Full of Donations

May 29, 2015 08:50AM ● Published by Kevin

Officer Kerrie Orozco

On Sunday, May 24th three Mansfield Police Officers hooked a donated U-Haul trailer to their police SUV and travelled to Omaha, Nebraska to attend a fallen officer’s funeral.

Officers Sheldon Peacock, Kaitlyn Hart, and Brandon Blansit went to Omaha to attend the funeral for Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, of the Omaha Police Department.

In February Officer Orozco had given birth to her daughter, Olivia Ruth who was premature. Olivia was to remain in the hospital until Thursday the 21st. sadly her mother was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, May 20th; just hours before she was to start her maternity leave.

Officer Peacock saw the news release, and the situation surrounding Officer Orozco’s family. He felt compelled to collect donations for Olivia. He made the need known to our police family and successfully filled the U-Haul trailer with almost anything a baby might need. When the call went out by the Chief to enlist additional Officers to make the trip, Officers Hart and Blansit didn’t hesitate to volunteer to make the trip to Omaha and represent our department.

Police Chief Tracy Aaron said “Our Police family joins the nation in mourning the loss of Officer Orozco, we can only hope that these donated items bring a small amount of relief to her family”.  Chief Aaron said, the involvement of the Mansfield Officers is typical. The men and women of the department truly recognize “Police” work as a noble profession. Anytime a Police Officer is killed in the line of duty it is a tremendous loss. The circumstances surrounding this incident is much greater, Officer Orozco obviously returned to work to continue what she loved, she was committed to the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. 

“I appreciate all the men and women of the Mansfield Police department for accepting the daily call for duty, and more specifically for those taking the initiative to pay respect to a fallen Officer and representing our Police family”.

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