- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha park is one step closer to honoring a police officer who was killed in the line of duty in May.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1YM2akd ) that the Omaha Parks Foundation received nearly $18,500 Thursday to renovate a Miller Park baseball field in honor of Kerrie Orozco.

The money was raised through the sale of Kansas City Chiefs flags that read “This is Chiefs Kingdom.” The flags were sold in Omaha and Council Bluffs Hy-Vee Supermarkets and City of Omaha community centers on Sept. 17.

The Miller Park renovations will include a new infield, irrigation for the outfield, field lights, bleachers and fencing. It will be named the Kerrie Orozco Memorial Ballfield.

Orozco lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with her family and was a native of nearby Walnut, Iowa.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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