Mario Herrera

Lincoln restaurant honors fallen police investigator Mario Herrera

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Chopsticks Chinese Cuisine is paying respect to fallen Lincoln Police Investigator Mario Herrera. He was shot in the line of duty back on Aug. 24, 2020, and later died from his wound. The restaurant posted on Facebook just this week that it will never forget...
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Family of Mario Herrera says they are satisfied with killer’s sentence

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Felipe Vazquez found guilty of the murder of LPD Investigator Mario Herrera

COLUMBUS, Neb. (KLKN) – Felipe Vazquez was found guilty of the murder of Lincoln Police investigator Mario Herrera. The decision was made Monday night after less than a day of deliberations from the jury. In a statement Tuesday morning, Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins thanked the jury “for making...

Guilty Verdict in the Death of LPD Investigator Mario Herrera

A Platte County jury returned a guilty verdict Monday evening in the trial of Felipe Vazquez. Vazquez was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of LPD investigator Mario Herrera. The jury got the case just before noon and deliberated for about 8-hours before returning the verdict. The sentencing...

Lincoln officers recall fatal shooting of Mario Herrera at Felipe Vazquez trial

COLUMBUS, Neb. (KLKN) – Opening statements in the trial of Felipe Vazquez began around 9:30 am on Tuesday. Prosecutor Patrick Condon and defense attorney Nancy Petterson took about an hour to make their initial statements. The prosecution then brought their witnesses, who described the days and moments before Investigator...

Mario Herrera, teacher

Literature teacher and debate coach Mario Herrera has been teaching for a long time. Sometimes, he says he feels old watching the energy his students show in class when they do things like dance around the classroom. “Because I have so many young energetic students sometimes I just enjoy busting...

Officer Mario Herrera honored in D.C.

WASHINGTON (KLKN) – Former Lincoln Police Officer Mario Herrera was honored during a special ceremony on Thursday. It was part of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Vigil Service in Washington D.C. Every officer killed in the line of duty across America over the last two years was named. Herrera died...

1,800 blood donors during 12 Days of Hope honoring Mario Herrera

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Remembering Police Investigator Mario Herrera one year after passing away

LINCOLN, Neb. — Today marks one year since the passing of Lincoln Police Investigator Luis "Mario" Herrera after being shot in the line of duty. On Aug. 26, 2020, Lincoln Police said Herrera was shot while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Felipe Vazquez, 18, in the area of 33rd and Vine Streets.

First responders remember Mario Herrera at blood drive

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – It has been a year since LPD Inv. Mario Herrera was tragically shot in the line of duty. On Thursday, first responders at the 12 Days of Hope blood drive shared their memories of Herrera. “One of the things about Mario that has resonated beyond anything...