Investigator Luis "Mario" Herrera

Investigator Luis "Mario" Herrera

Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Monday, September 7, 2020

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Luis "Mario" Herrera

Investigator Mario Herrera succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on August 26th, 2020, when he and other members of the Metro Area Task Force served an arrest warrant at a home in the area of N 33rd Street and Vine Street.

As officers approached the home two subjects inside, including the juvenile homicide suspect, fled from the house. The juvenile opened fire, striking Investigator Herrera in the chest. He was transported to a local hospital before being transferred to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He succumbed to his wound on September 7th, 2020.

The subject who shot him was taken into custody following the incident.

Investigator Herrera had served with the Lincoln Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 1205

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 26, 2020
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

juvenile offender, murder suspect, no vest, warrant service

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Thank you Investigator Herrera for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Nebraska. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 27, 2020

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