The first pitch will be thrown out Wednesday afternoon at a new ballfield in north Omaha that honors the life and legacy of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, who was shot and killed in the line of duty four years ago.
The ceremony will be held at 2:00 near 24th and Kansas at Miller Park. Orozco’s husband, Hector, and their daughter, Olivia, will throw out the first pitch.
“The City is honored to have received generous philanthropic donations to renovate the Kerrie Orozco Ballfield at Miller Park. We are humbled to share in this project with the surrounding community and we are looking forward to throwing the first pitch and continuing to honor Kerrie’s legacy.” says Brook Bench, Parks Director for the City of Omaha.
The ceremony will also include the displaying of the Kerrie Orozco flag that will be hung at the stadium followed by a ball game with kids from the Police Athletics for Community Engagement league. Orozco was a youth leagues coach.
The project included a newly turfed field, scoreboard, batting cages, concession building, dugouts and other ballfield renovations. City officials, including fellow police officers, and athletic groups will be in attendance.