The rest of the story

I read with interest the short story about the donation of a horse to the Omaha police department (Hastings Tribune. Nov. 19).

As Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story may be of interest to local readers.

Vicki Bourg’s father was from Roseland, and her mother from Juniata. Vicki was a police officer in Lincoln for almost 20 years. The last several years, she was a school resource officer at North Star High School.

When she was diagnosed with cancer and taking treatments, she lost her hair and wore a baseball hat on the days she worked at the school. When she went back to the school after a week of treatment, every student and staff member was wearing a Vicki Hat.

After she passed away, she was awarded achievement honors by law enforcement agencies locally and statewide and mentioned nationally for her work at the school with disturbed kids. A scholarship in her name has been set up to aid students who need help financially and physically.

As her great-uncle, I have always been proud of her as a person and of the work she chose to do for the city of Lincoln and its kids.

Ed Bourg

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