Lincoln Mayor declares period of mourning to remember Herrera’s ‘remarkable life of public service’

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Tuesday, Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird issued a period of mourning in honor of Lincoln Police Department (LPD) Investigator Luis “Mario” Herrera. The period of mourning spans Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Friday, Sept. 11.

Mayor Gaylor Baird said the proclamation was made to “express our condolences to his family, friends, coworkers and all those whose lives were touched by his remarkable life of public service.”

Inv. Herrera began working for LPD in 1997, after serving in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves and as a Carrier Enforcement Officer for the Nebraska State Patrol. He was shot when serving a warrant for second-degree assault on Wednesday, Aug. 26. After a 12-day battle, he then passed away from his injuries on Monday, Sept. 7.

“Investigator Herrera will be remembered not just for his public service, but also for his kindness, his faith and his love for his wife and four children,” stated Mayor Gaylor Baird.


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