Mario Herrera, Lincoln police officer has been confirmed dead nearly two weeks after he was shot .
On Wednesday, August 26th, 2020, Lincoln Police Department Investigator Mario Herrera was shot and critically wounded while attempting to serve a 2nd Degree Assault warrant related to a homicide occurring in March of 2020., the department said in a Facebook post.
“Despite skilled and determined medical care, as well as the thoughts, prayers, and support of his family, friendsand community, he succumbed to his injuries. Investigator Herrera’s valiant fight ended as he passed away in the early morning hours of September 7th, 2020.” the department added.
Mario Herrera leaves behind a wife and four children.
“The Lincoln Police Department is devastated by the loss of one of our most outstanding police officers. Mariowas an exceptional investigator, a selfless teammate, and a tireless public servant. ” The post said. “Empathetic, kind, andutterly committed to serving victims and protecting his community, Mario was an exemplary human being who just happened to be a Lincoln police officer.”
Lincoln police officers are planning to drape their badges to honor his sacrifice and memory.