Private procession Sunday to bring Investigator Mario Herrera home one last time; funeral plans pending
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Following the passing of Investigator Mario Herrera, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) announced they will be escorting his body from Omaha back to Lincoln this afternoon.
NSP stands with @Lincoln_Police in mourning the loss of Investigator Mario Herrera.
Troopers will be assisting in the escort of Investigator Herrera from Omaha to Lincoln this afternoon. Eyewitness News8 will bring that to you live as it happens. The expected start time is 12:30pm Sunday.
— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) September 7, 2020
Omaha police will also be assisting with this procession. We’re told this is intended to be a private procession for the family and not a public event. When we get information on the public events we’ll let you know.
Earlier in the day, Governor Pete Ricketts ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor the passing of Lincoln Police Department Inv. Mario Herrera.
“Susanne and I were devastated to learn of the passing of Investigator Mario Herrera,” said Gov. Ricketts. “Investigator Herrera’s service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. I also want to thank people across the state who stepped up to support the Herrera family in the midst of this terrible tragedy. From holding prayer vigils to donating blood, the community’s response was powerful and inspiring. Now more than ever, it is critical for all of us to come together and support the men and women who put on the uniform and risk their lives every day to help keep our communities safe.”
Flags will fly at half-staff starting immediately and until sunset on September 11, 2020, which is Patriot Day.