- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A western Iowa bridge over Interstate 80 may soon be renamed to honor a slain Omaha police officer who grew up nearby in Walnut, Iowa.

The Daily Nonpareil reports (https://bit.ly/29qOPvm ) Pottawattamie County Board voted Tuesday to approve calling the bridge into Walnut as the Officer Kerrie Orozco Memorial Bridge.

The Walnut City Council must approve the move before signs can be installed.

Orozco was fatally wounded on May 20, 2015, when Marcus Wheeler opened fire on officers who were trying to arrest him. Wheeler was killed when another officer returned fire. Orozco was one day away from going on maternity leave to care for the daughter she had delivered prematurely three months earlier.


Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, https://www.nonpareilonline.com



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