Omaha police officer shot and killed a day before beginning maternity leave
An Omaha police officer was killed during a shootout with a suspect Wednesday, a day before her three-month-old baby was to be released from the hospital, authorities said.
The officer, Kerrie Orozco, 29, had given birth to a daughter, Olivia Ruth, in February, but the baby was premature and remained in the hospital, according to police. The baby, who turned three months old on Sunday, was expected to leave the hospital on Thursday, the same day Orozco’s maternity leave was set to begin.
“This is a somber day for the city of Omaha,” Todd Schmaderer, the Omaha police chief, said at a news conference Wednesday.