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Honor365 holds walk to honor first responders

Honor365 holds walk to honor first responders (NTV News)
Honor365 holds walk to honor first responders (NTV News)
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On Wednesday a group of police officers, firefighters, EMS and veterans gathered together in Lincoln to remember the work of their fellow first responders and those who gave everything for the community they serve.

"We grieve with you, we share in your pain and the loss of your loved one. We wish the world were different. We wish they didn't have to make those sacrifices. But we are grateful that they are men and women willing to put themselves in danger for our community," said Governor Pete Ricketts at Wednesday's ceremony.

The Ceremony Wednesday was part of a nationwide tour of Honor365, a non-profit dedicated to remembering the events of 9/11 and honoring all first responders and veterans.

Lincoln Police Investigator Mario Herrera, who passed after being injured in the line of duty in September of 2020, was recognized for his sacrifice and service.

"After 22 years, we didn't realize the impact he had on people. All of his little deeds, everyday, until after he died. So many stories, so many letters, so many people would run into us and say I ran into your dad and he did this and that. We didn't really know it, you know he is a good guy, but you don't know all of the little things he did for people," said Carrie Herrera.

May 12th would have been Mario's 51st birthday.

The Herrera Family spoke about how grateful they are for the outpouring of support they received after Mario's passing and hope that the community will continue to recognize all of the officers who put themselves at risk to ensure the safety of others.

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"Just a huge thank you for still supporting us and supporting the officers in general is a huge support for our family," said Herrera.

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