Officer Greg Hamill

Officer Greg Hamill

Omaha Police Department
End of Watch: February 19, 2014

Remembered as “a fantastic husband and father, an honorable and honest lawman,” Officer Greg Hamill served 12-years with the Omaha Police Department. He died of complications from the H1N1 flu virus on February 18, 2014.

Officer Hamill’s career included service with the Department’s elite Narcotics Unit, where he worked on special operations with agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Marshal.

A hero in life and in death, Officer Hamill donated his organs for the benefit of others. Fellow officers say the husband and father of two was someone they could always count on.


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Jave Yoshimoto is an artist and educator of multi-cultural background. He was born in Japan to Chinese parents and immigrated to United States at a young age.

He has since traveled and lived in various parts of the country which influenced his artistic practice. He believes in creating art works that are socially conscious and true to his authentic self.

Similarly in his teaching philosophy, he encourages his students to explore their personal identity and experiences to put into their creative compositions while developing their technical skills.

Yoshimoto has received his Bachelors from University of California Santa Barbara in Studio Art, his Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing and Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at Syracuse University. He has experiences working as an art therapist/mental health professional in Chicago, IL, as well as being a painting instructor at Syracuse University and as a teaching artist in Seattle, WA. He has worked with various age groups and diverse ethnic populations in both rural and urban settings. As an artist, he served as an artist-in-residence at various artist colonies across the United States.  

Horse Artist Jave Yoshimoto

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