Two blood donation drives to be held in Lincoln and Omaha to honor the fallen officer Mario Herrera

LINCOLN, Nebraska – Two years have passed since Friday, when Lincoln police officer Mario Herrera was wounded and died 12 days later.

His family asserts that blood donations kept him alive for so long.

In his honor, the Lincoln Fire Department organized a blood drive today.

As part of the 12 Days of Hope Campaign, the Nebraska Community Blood Bank is hosting this event.

On Saturday, Omaha police will conduct their own drive.

Donations can be made at the Omaha Police Officers Association Hall, located at 135th Avenue and West Center Road.

It runs from 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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