Horses of Honor® Omaha was a public art exhibition honoring the lives of our fallen heroes of the Omaha Police Department. The project mirrored the Horses of Honor® inaugural program held in Chicago and included eight life-size horse statues and one K-9 statue that were artistically and individually designed by Omaha area artists. The exhibit was on display in Turner Park from May 2016 to March 2017.
The eight life-sized horses have been purchased, along with a bronze statue of K-9 Kobus. In most cases, the pieces were purchased by their original sponsors.
The total proceeds – $133,284 – will benefit the Omaha Police Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization working to ensure Omaha officers have the training and equipment they need to prevent crime, save lives and make Omaha a safer city. The Omaha Police Foundation Board of Directors and Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer are in the initial stages of determining how to utilize the funds.