In Memoriam

On May fourth, I posted in memory of NYPD Officer Brian Moore who died from a gunshot wound to the head. At that time, 39 police officers died in the line of duty since the start of the year.

That number is now 47.

Yesterday, Omaha PD Detective Kerrie Orozco was shot in killed when she and other members of the Fugitive Task Force attempted to apprehend a suspect in a September 2014 shooting.

The suspect opened fire and Orozco was shot.

The suspect, Marcus Wheeler was shot and killed by police.

In Memoriam

Kerrie Orozco, a seven year veteran of the Omaha PD was a new mother to a 3-month old baby girl. She was a baseball coach for the Omaha Boys and Girls Club and also volunteered for the Special Olympics as well as the Girl Scouts.

Forty-seven police officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2015. In May alone Detective Brian Moore, Sgt Greg Moore of Idaho, Officers Liquori Tate and Benjamin Deen of Mississippi, Sonny Smith of Arkansas, and now Kerrie Orozco of Nebraska have been shot and killed.

In related news, Baltimore is experiencing a marked increase in shootings for which the inept, over-her-head Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is “frustrated” and disheartened.

I don’t know if Rawlings-Blake can make the mental leap necessary to realize that her own actions in giving violent criminals “space to destroy” might have had something to do with the increase.

For Rawlings-Blake to express frustration as if she has no earthly idea how Baltimore turned into some barbarian Mad Max wasteland is pretty mind-boggling.

Law Enforcement is on the front lines of a daily battle against people who do not value human life, who think nothing of killing another person, who endanger the lives and safety of the communities on which they prey.

And despite what they face every day, the police in this country have been made the target.

Idiots like Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and even Barack Obama helped paint that target.

Please remember Kerrie Orozco’s family in your prayers. She left behind a husband, Hector, her newborn daughter and two step-children.


Photos and information from ABC7 Chicago.

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