ESPN: Virginia honors Omaha officer killed in the line of duty


OMAHA, Neb. -- Lt. Ken Kanger commands the Omaha Police Department's gang unit. On May 20, one of his officers, 29-year-old Kerrie Orozco, was fatally shot while attempting to serve a warrant one day before she was scheduled to take maternity leave to care for her daughter, Olivia Ruth, born prematurely in February.

The incident attracted national headlines and drew the attention of the Virginia baseball team, for which Kanger served in the dugout at TD Ameritrade Park last year during the Cavaliers' run to the championship game of the College World Series.

"We enjoyed being around him and really got to know him," Virginia coach Brian O'Connor said.

Back in Omaha this year, the Cavaliers presented Kanger early Tuesday morning after their 1-0 win over Florida with an engraved bat in honor of Orozco, signed by the entire team.

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