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Investigator L. Mario Herrera

Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Monday, September 7, 2020

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Reflections for Investigator L. Mario Herrera

My Dear Friend,
As I was at the station I observed your son in his Academy Dress Attire. It was day one of his academy. He carried himself in a manner that mirrored his father. I was proud to see the honor he displayed, following in his Father’ footsteps. It’s refreshing knowing the quality he will be, being taught by one of the best.

We miss you daily, and I can’t help but reflect on what you did for me and my career (what many will never know). The mentoring and teachings you passed to me in investigations, morals and values of being a Police Officer, and simply demonstrating what it looked like to care for people in general.

Rest In Peace Mario-
Until we meet again my friend....

Sergeant T. Petersen #1671
Lincoln Police Dept.

January 31, 2021

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

blessings and peace to you on your way home

Mrs Karlene Dunn

September 22, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Investigator Luis Mario Herrera. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

September 22, 2020

God bless you Investigator Luis Herrera for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Lincoln Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

September 22, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Investigator Luis "Mario" Herrera and the extended law enforcement family of the Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska.

End of Watch Monday, September 7, 2020.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 20, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

September 18, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden (Retired)

September 17, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 16, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Investigator Herrera. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Lincoln Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 14, 2020

Thank you for your service. I am saddened deeply by your early loss of life. THANK YOU for your service again. My God reward and bless you abundantly in His Kingdom. My prayers of love and comfort to your family, the Department and Community.

Thank you and praying you are resting in peace.
Love, Kim

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

September 14, 2020

My friend,,
It's the day after your funeral. I think this is a particularly difficult day because the prepping and activities are over, and now we're left to dwelI in our own thoughts. I was honored and privileged to stand watch over your vehicle briefly. While doing so I was reminiscing and reflecting. It brought a smile to my face to think that those who have gone before, greeted you at your bed, and welcomed you into the kingdom of heaven. I pictured your family members along with officers, James 'Jimmy' Wilson jr, Kerri Orozco, Jason 'Tye' Pratt, Craig Dodge, and all the others standing by your side, bringing you home. I then thought about you being there and welcoming our brother Troy Bailey. My life is better for having known you. So long!

Officer M. Pratt
Lincoln Police Department

September 13, 2020

To the family, friends, and coworkers of Luis Herrera. Nebraska loves you, appreciates you, and mourns with you. Our family certainly does and appreciates so much all our country's law enforcement community and what they endure daily to serve and protect. I am so sorry for your loss. You all will remain in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with what must be such crushing grief. May the God of all comfort bring some measure of peace to you somehow in this time.

Lt Col Erick Wallman, (USAF Ret)
Omaha, Nebraska Resident

September 13, 2020

God bless you, Investigator Herrera. You and your family will be in our hearts and prayers forever.

RIck Schmidt
Lincoln resident

September 13, 2020

You made the world a better place while here on earth. Our greatest respect to you and your Family

Louis DeBenedittis
Retired, Department of Defense, Navy

September 12, 2020

Investigator Herrera,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

September 11, 2020

Blessings and peace to you on your way home

Mrs Karlene Dunn

September 11, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

September 11, 2020

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY.

September 9, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 9, 2020

Very sad. Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

September 9, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

September 9, 2020

Rest in peace Investigator Herrera!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 9, 2020

Thank you for your sacrifice Herrera.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends, along with those you walked the line with at LPD.

Julie Mizner
Corrections Officer
Cherry County Justice Center
Valentine, NE

September 9, 2020

RIP, Investigator Herrera. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

September 8, 2020

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