- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A falcon hatched atop the Nebraska State Capitol this spring has been named “Orozco” to honor the late Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, who was killed in the line of duty last month.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1CANckD ) the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced the results of its Name-the-Chick contest Friday afternoon.

The contest allowed the public to pick from five names. The others were “Bertram,” in honor of Nebraska Capitol architect Bertram Goodhue; “Sower,” for the state symbol that watches over the nest; “Uno,” because he was the only one of four eggs that hatched; and “Thunder.”

The contest received more than 1,600 votes. Orozco received 80 percent of the vote.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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