A slain Las Vegas police officer, who used to be a correctional officer here in Lincoln, was eulogized today as a delighted new father, dedicated law enforcer, voracious reader and hero to the community before he was killed on Sunday.
Igor Soldo's brother, a police officer in Beatrice, was among those who remembered Soldo during a full-honors funeral for the 31-year-old officer. Robert Soldo remembered their lives in Bosnia before moving to Lincoln, where both went into law enforcement.
Igor Soldo graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School and The University of Nebraska, and took a police job in Las Vegas 7 years ago. He and his partner were shot dead at a pizza shop by a couple that police said also killed a shopper at a nearby Wal-Mart store before they were killed.