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Everyday, Omaha Police Officers go about their duties despite the threat of imminent danger.  The men and women of the Omaha Police Department guard the community with their very lives, sometimes at the ultimate price.  It is with pride and sorrow that we list the officers that have paid that price, given the ultimate sacrifice, for the citizens of Omaha. 

 

 

"In valor there is hope."
    —Tacitus

 

OPD Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

 


Thomas A. Welch        Aug. 17, 1866
Jere McCheane           June 26, 1870
Dan D. Tiedeman        June 9, 1897
Samual S. Drummy     Feb. 15, 1908
Lafayette A. Smith      Jan. 14, 1909
Edward Lowry             Feb. 19, 1909
Thomas Ring              Feb. 10, 1915
William Good              Mar. 31, 1916
Frank Rooney             Jan. 31, 1918
Frank J. Murphy, Jr.    July 23, 1919
Arthur G. Cooper        Feb. 1, 1921
James E. Scott           Feb. 10, 1922
Frank S. Aughe          Jan. 31, 1924
William M. Davis         Feb. 25, 1927
F.A. Kruger                Nov. 17, 1930
James J. Sullivan        April 4, 1931
Reynold Wolfe            Feb. 23, 1935
Leslie G. Chamberlin   July 29, 1935
Joseph J. Treglia         July 17, 1936
John E. Costello          May 31, 1962
Larry D. Minard, Sr.    Aug. 17, 1970
Paul A. Nields             June 6, 1974
James B. Wilson, Jr.    Aug. 20, 1995
Jason (Tye) Pratt        Sep. 19, 2003
Kerrie Orozco             May 20, 2015

 

Visit the Officer Down Memorial Page for additional information.

 

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