Memories, tributes and words of support flood social media after word of Officer Mario Herrera’s passing

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Church Filled In Service For Herrera Family

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – An air of sadness swept over Lincoln Sunday morning as word of Mario Herrera’s passing spread. He was shot in the line of duty on August 26 but wasn’t able to survive the injuries and passed away at 3:30am Sunday, surrounded by his family.

Flowers were put on a police vehicle outside of headquarters in downtown.

Flowers Car

Flowers rest on a Lincoln Police Department cruiser hours after word of Investigator Mario Herrera’s passing.

The outpouring of support is strong on social media.

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