The men and women of the Omaha Police Department serve our city with professionalism, integrity and a true sense of duty. While we mourn every loss in our ranks, we also celebrate the guardian legacies of our fallen officers, men and women who so willingly and so bravely served and protected until their "end of watch.” They were sons and daughters, husbands and wives, moms and dads – heroes to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. Our community is safer because of you – and your brothers and sisters in blue take tremendous pride in the legacy of service we share with you.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA CAMPUS
Trudy Swanson, a native Idaho artist, currently resides in Omaha where she maintains a studio in the Park East Neighborhood of Midtown. Swanson, who is of Japanese descent, works in a variety of media and often combines them. Strongly identifying with two cultures, her work reflects a fusion of diversity that parallels her life.
A proponent of public art, Swanson is the director of The FBAlous! Project - a public art initiative to revitalize an area in north Omaha with public art installations while providing opportunities for local artists. She has been an adjunct art instructor for Joslyn Art Museum and Metropolitan Community College, as well as on a private contract basis. Recent public works include a sculpture series in Fontenelle Park honoring the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, and “Omaha Peace Project” - a sculpture commission where Swanson proposed a permanent steel origami crane sculpture, and expanded the scope of the project to include engaging the greater Omaha community in uniting in the creation of a temporary public display of folded paper origami cranes.
Paint by and Special Thanks to Cars R Us