3 Children rescued after Omaha, Lincoln Police & U.S. Marshals anti-gang operation leads to 231 arrests

The arrests include, 144 gang members and the collection of numerous firearms and narcotics.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –  A four-month operation led by Omaha Police, Lincoln Police, and U.S. Marshals Service Metro Fugitive Task Force, to mitigate and dismantle gang activity in the Omaha metro area has resulted in 231 arrests and the rescue of three missing children.

The arrests include 144 gang members and the collection of numerous firearms and narcotics.

The Triple Beam/Operation K.O. was conducted from May to August and focused on arrest warrants involving gang members, gang suppression, and gang intervention/prevention.

The operation was named in remembrance of fallen officers Deputy U.S. Marshal Paul Keyes and OPD Detective Kerrie Orozco, a task force officer on the Metro Fugitive Task Force.

Keyes, 41, lost a 15-month battle with cancer in February 2018. He was a team leader on the Metro Fugitive Task Force and specialized in threat management cases and protective operations.

Orozco, 29, was shot and killed as she and other members of the task force attempted to serve a warrant on a man wanted for a shooting in September 2014.

“This operation was dedicated to Deputy US Marshal Paul Keyes and Officer Kerrie Orozco for their tireless efforts on apprehending violent fugitives and serving their community,” said U.S. Marshal for the District of Nebraska Scott Kracl. “The United States Marshals Service is fortunate to have partners from OPD, LPD, Douglas and Sarpy county to achieve results that exceeded expectations. I’m confident their efforts will reduce violent crime and have rightfully lived up to the memory of Kerrie and Paul.”

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