Donations continue to pour in for injured LPD officer
Donations continue to pour in to support the family of a Lincoln police officer injured in a shooting Wednesday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Donations continue to pour in to support the family of a Lincoln police officer injured in a shooting Wednesday.
Investigator Mario Herrera, a 23-year veteran officer, was transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Thursday night.
Herrera was shot in the chest Wednesday while attempting to apprehend 17-year-old Felipe Vazquez for an outstanding warrant connected to the murder of Edward Varejcka in March.
Since the shooting, numerous fundraisers have been created to help support the Herrera family.
Saturday morning a table was set up in the Haymarket Farmer’s Market to take in donations.
A GoFundMe page started Friday had raised nearly $24,000 as of Saturday morning.
Chopsticks Chinese Cuisine near 70th and A St. pledged to donate 50 percent of its sales on orders between noon and 9 p.m. Saturday.
A post on a web page set up to provide updates on Herrera’s condition said “Mario has held steady (Friday) after his surgery last night.” The page says another surgery is planned for Saturday.
“We are all taking one day at a time, and grateful for each day Mario takes towards getting out of critical condition,” the post says. “God bless you all. The power of your thoughts and prayers are real.”