Thousands mourn Omaha police officer who planned to celebrate daughter leaving hospital

Family members of Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco (or-ROHZ'-koh) have mourned the slain woman at her funeral.

Orozco had planned to celebrate her daughter leaving the hospital three months after being born prematurely. But the officer was fatally shot last Wednesday by a fugitive who was fatally wounded by another officer.

The 29-year-old Orozco lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and was a native of nearby Walnut, Iowa.

The funeral Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church at Creighton University in Omaha included traditional hymns and a remembrance of Orozco's baptism.

Several thousand others — many of whom were officers — sat in Omaha's downtown arena watching a video feed of the funeral.

Orozco will be buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Council Bluffs after an 8.5 mile-long procession.