It’s a national week to remember those serving and protecting along our streets, highways and throughout metro neighborhoods.
Tuesday night at the Omaha Police headquarters in downtown, a walking vigil paid tribute back to the days when police literally walked a beat, each section of the 1 mile walk through downtown represented a different agency – Omaha Police, Douglas County Sheriffs Office and the Nebraska State Patrol – among others. All with the goal of honoring those who serve and some died on the thin blue line.
“To explain to the public, that we are human beings just like everybody else, we have families, we have wives, we have children, brothers and sisters. We pin on a badge and go out to protect, to try and serve and protect to the best of our ability but we are still human beings,” State Trooper James Estwick said.
The National Law Enforcement Memorial Week is being observed throughout the country through the end of the week.