Lincoln Says Goodbye To Murdered Police Officer


Lincoln Police Investigator Luis “Mario” Herrera was remembered Saturday in a funeral service at the Pinnacle Bank Arena as a dedicated officer and loving family man with a caring nature and sense of humor who will be missed by all who knew him.

       Herrera died early Monday morning, nearly 2 weeks after he was shot while trying to serve an arrest warrant for assault on a 17-year old believed to have been involved in a March murder.

       Hundreds of people waving flags gathered along a processional route Saturday morning to pay their respects as Herrera’s casket was moved from a Lincoln funeral home. 

     The procession led by police motorcycles was met at the arena about 45 minutes later by officers from dozens of agencies.

      Speaking at the funeral were Herrera’s older brother, Governor Pete Ricketts, and Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bleiemeister, who participated by prerecorded video because he couldn’t attend due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. 

     After the funeral, another procession took Herrera to Calvary Cemetery, where a private burial was held.