A group of eleven Omaha police officers riding the 2017 Mickelson Trail Trek had a special reason for stopping at mile marker 17 near Minnekahta Junction west of Hot Springs, South Dakota. They paused to pay tribute to a fallen fellow officer, Kerrie Orozco, who was killed during an arrest in May, 2015. A small plaque embedded in the marker serves as a memorial to Orozco, and to all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
The officers riding the 2017 Trail Trek include:
Back, L-R: Lt. Pat Rowland (flag jersey), Matt Worm (black shirt), Kirby Warren (far back, glasses), Jeremy Christiansen.
Middle, L-R: Dave Ullery (red, behind marker), Mike Curd, (flag stripes), Keith Williamson, Robert Frock
Kneeling, L-R: Jaime Leavitt (white vest), Tricia Ryan, Tracie Tonnits (friend of the Dept.), John Sokolik.