- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says he’s glad people got to know slain Officer Kerrie Orozco in the past week after her death.

Schmaderer spoke at Orozco’s funeral Tuesday, less than a week after she was killed while trying to arrest a suspect on a warrant.

Schmaderer says that Orozco was an excellent example of his profession who had a talent for connecting with people as a human being, not just as an officer.

Orozco was active in the community, and volunteered to coach a youth baseball team at the Boys & Girls Club. The players on that team attended the funeral.

Schmaderer says he believes Orozco’s legacy will be breaking down barriers.


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