Police March Through Old Market
Nearly one hundred people remember fallen officers.Photo: Video by kmtv.com
Omaha, NE-Monday night, dozens of people walked downtown to honor police officers who died in the line of duty. The event was part of national police memorial week, a time the country pays tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
A procession of about seventy five people marched through the Old Market. Bagpipers and drummers of the honor guard were followed by Mayor Jim Suttle and Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.
"This is our way to respect them and let them know they are still thought about," said James Estwick, a Nebraska state trooper.
Last year, 47 officers were killed in the line of duty across the country. This year, no officers from Nebraska were slain. The last police officer killed in the line of duty was Jason Pratt in 2003. He was shot by a man who was running from police.