As a proud supporter of the Omaha community, Werner Enterprises sponsored fallen officer Jimmy Wilson Jr. who was slain during a routine traffic stop on Aug. 8, 1995. Wilson’s high school art teacher Paul Hundtoft painted Werner’s statue. Werner Maintenance associates Brian Forbes, special projects manager, and Ron Bryant, body mechanic, applied the final clear coat to the Werner statue.
A tribute concert followed the exhibit’s unveiling on Saturday. The project will be displayed for a year. The horse statues will be sold in spring of 2017 with the proceeds benefitting the Omaha Police Foundation.