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Dave Walker Day in Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation naming today Omaha Police Officer Coral Walker Day in Nebraska for his actions in 2013 to end a shooting spree. He received the National Public Safety Medal of Valor for in May for the same incident.  

“Militarized ” Helmet Saves Officers Life

Yesterday, we saw unspeakable acts of horror that occurred in Orlando, FL. The terrorist, who we will not name, carried out his mission of hate against our nation. Part of the story that needs to be told is about the helmet shown here. This "militarized" piece of life saving equipment. The very equipment the President [...]

He Robbed and Punched… a lady in her 70’s

He just pled guilty for robbing and punching a 76 yr old woman at a church (last August). Wayman Clark entered a guilty plea Wednesday in Douglas County District Court. He will be sentenced on the robbery conviction August 3rd. The second accused person: Larry Leggett has pleaded not guilty and has pretrial Monday. [...]

Sheriff Links Crime Increase to Early Prison Release

Las Vegas Valley Sheriff is now linking a rise in crime to California's early release of criminals from prison. Homicides increased 68% and violent crime is up 22% overall. "There’s a “plethora” of reasons why the valley might be experiencing a hike, Lombardo said during an editorial meeting with the Las Vegas Sun, but Metro [...]

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Officer Paul A. Nields, Sr., Douglas County Omaha Officer Paul A. Nields, Sr. was assigned as a plainclothes narcotics investigator when, at 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 1974, he heard an "officer needs help" call. Responding to the call for assistance, Nields and Sgt. Bernard Venditte went to 1818 North 25th Street. A barricaded [...]

Shot In The Line Of Duty

Deuel County Deputy Mike Hutchinson was shot numerous times while on duty as he was trying to serve a warrant on a wanted violent criminal. Now, several months later Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Deuel County, NE have announced they are dropping the health insurance for Hutchinson and his family. Their reason? [...]

She says she works for the police department…Don’t believe her.

Police respond to calls where they encounter people under the influence, or not in a reasonable state of mind. This video clip taken by some unknown person to share on social media (NOT law enforcement, not local) shows an example of a person that police should be called to help. We do not recommend [...]

Dallas PD Staffing Crisis

Low morale, low pay, and low trust in leadership have lead to a mass exodus of officers leaving Dallas PD. It doesn't matter if it's a new hire recruit or a veteran detective. They all are leaving at a rate so fast,  HR has said they cannot keep up with the paperwork. Why would [...]

Nothing New To See Here… Sadly.

Tontavious Montgomery (pictured center in the red shirt) is no stranger to the justice system.   Last week it was announced that Montgomery along with Alphonso Hall, was charged with 1st Degree Murder. Both stand accused of killing Terrance Gunn. A look into Montgomery's criminal history shows that this is his 4th time in just [...]

#KERRIEON – First Responders Second Response

On this day, May 20th 2015, our sister, Detective Kerrie Orozco made the ultimate sacrifice. What evil tried to end, lives on. It lives on through countless lives she continues to impact by her bravery, kindness and selflessness. In this video, Officer Chad Schroeder, who was by Kerrie's side as they rushed to the hospital, [...]

Lest We Forget

Candlelight Vigil – National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty [...]

First Responders Second Response

We, the OPOA, are excited over the next few months to bring you a unique perspective from some of our own members and their real life police stories. We are humbled by, and grateful to Ofc. Dave Ullery for his willingness to relive a heartbreaking and life-changing on-duty experience through this interview.

Michael Goynes is no stranger to the justice system.

He is no stranger to violence or guns. He is no stranger to victimizing Omaha and destroying families. We have reported on Goynes in the past, when he was caught on multiple occasions with illegal firearms, and when he cut off his court ordered tracking monitor and disappeared. And if you guessed that he would [...]

OPOA Investing In the Community

Awesome article about how committed OPOA members are to not only law enforcement but to being involved in the community and making a difference! OPOA members teamed up with numerous local high school students at the the NorthStar Foundation for some high ropes courses. http://m.omaha.com/news/metro/feet-up-omaha-teens-and-cops-build-bridges-face-obstacles/article_4d555ce8-1f56-5366-8a42-48149962cb5f.html?mode=jqm