Support Campaign Raises Thousands for Slain Officer’s Causes

An Omaha campaign that began as a way to show support for police is now raising thousands of dollars for youth sports and other causes championed by Officer Kerrie Orozco, who was killed in the line of duty last month.

The Omaha Police Department launched the Support Blue campaign in March in the wake of negative public sentiment following a number of highly publicized police-involved shootings around the country.

The profits will go to support organizations that Orozco held dear, like youth sports in north Omaha. Orozco coached a Boys and Girls Club baseball team in north Omaha for four years before her death. The kids she coached knew her simply as “Coach K.” Orozco also volunteered with the Special Olympics and the Latino Peace Officers Association.

Colleagues say Orozco often handed out trinkets, like police pins, to children in an effort to get them to see officers as protectors, not adversaries.

Read more in The Bellingham Herald.


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