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OCTOBER 24, 2018 (WASHINGTON D.C.)  — Nebraska State Trooper Sam Mortensen was honored today by President Donald Trump as part of an event to highlight the many efforts made around the nation to combat opioid abuse. The event, titled “A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis,” was held this afternoon in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C.

During the event, President Donald Trump singled out Trooper Mortensen for his role in making one of the largest fentanyl seizures in United States history earlier this year.

“In April, Trooper Mortensen seized 118 pounds of fentanyl, enough lethal doses to kill 26 million people,” said President Trump. “Is that even believable? Can you even imagine? Trooper Mortensen, that was a job well done.”

The President then invited Trooper Mortensen to the podium to speak, an honor Mortensen was not expecting. Mortensen took the opportunity to express his gratitude for the honor, and also to praise the efforts of law enforcement officers across the nation working tirelessly to keep their communities safe.

“Every day, there is a lot of people out there that are doing what I did. They’re doing it day in and day out,” said Trooper Mortensen. “And there’s a lot of people that came before me that taught me how to do this job. On behalf of them, on behalf of myself, and on behalf of my family, thank you for having me here.”

The President also used the event as a venue to sign legislation recently passed by Congress. The bi-partisan bill addresses multiple facets of the opioid crisis and received support from all five members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation.

Since September of 2017, NSP has seized more than 176 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stops or investigative operations. According to DEA figures, that amount could kill nearly 39 million people. Troopers have also seized more than 40 pounds of heroin in 2018, the highest yearly figure in at least a decade, and more than 2,000 dosage units of illegally possessed prescription drugs.


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Jake Owen and Kane Brown will headline the 2019 US Cellular Summer Jam Concert Series in 2019. Owen will lead off on Friday, June 21st, with Brown closing Nebraska’s Official State Celebration on Saturday, June 22nd.

Owen has had seven number 1 singles to date, including his latest, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”. His other six number ones include the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,”
PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You,” “The One That Got Away,” and, GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song.” Owen's fifth studio album, AMERICAN LOVE, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country

Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. Most recently, Owen signed a new label deal with Big Loud Records, reuniting him with award-winning producer Joey Moi. Owen’s debut single for Big Loud, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” was the most-added single at country radio for two consecutive weeks and the fastest rising single of his career. Owen and Moi are currently in the studio working on the forthcoming project. 

Brown recently announced plans for his first ever headlining tour, the Kane Brown Live Forever Tour, as well as the track listing and album preorder information for his new album Experiment. Noted by the New York Times as “one of Nashville’s most promising young stars and also one of its most flexible,” Brown
continues to shatter records and his “Lose It” was just selected to be spotlighted in Amazon Music’s brand-new advertising campaign A Voice is All You Need which also includes hits from Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Queen. Additionally,
Brown was just named as an official New Era brand ambassador for their 2018-2019 NFL football season and seasonal ad campaign which is a first ever for a country artist. Brown also recently received word of his three 2018 American Music Awards nominations, which make him the most nominated artist in this
year’s AMA Country Categories.

“We’ve had really good success with our concert series featuring artists from a couple of different points in their careers,” said NEBRASKAland DAYS Executive Director David Fudge. “Jake’s been around for over a decade and has a proven track record in the industry, while Kane is one of the most
exciting new artists in the industry. We’re really pleased with how this worked out.”

Opening acts will be announced in the near future.
Tickets for both concerts will be priced at $99 for Golden Circle, $79 for Party Pit, and $49 for GA. Combo passes, which give the ticket holder entry to both shows, will be $88. NEBRASKAland DAYS

Sustaining Members and Artist Fan Club Pre-Sale will begin on Tuesday, September 25th at 9 am. Public sale will begin Thursday, September 27th at 9:00 AM.

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On June 7th at about 7:30 PM Sergeant Wangler and another Officer responded to the residence located at 3410 16th Street in Columbus regarding an anonymous report that a wanted individual was at that location. In the course of the contact with the Suspect; 24 year old Jorje Robledo, a gunfight ensued. Initially, during the conflict, Robledo was armed with a handgun. As the situation developed, Robledo transitioned to a rifle. Both Wangler and Robledo were shot during the exchange and received multiple gunshot wounds.


Both Wangler and Robledo were initially taken to the Columbus Community Hospital and later to the University of Nebraska Medical Center by medical helicopter. Wangler is currently in stable condition, however he will require additional surgery relating to a wound in his neck. Robledo remains in critical condition.

Sergeant Wangler is a 19 year veteran of the Columbus Police. He is married and has two children.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Nebraska State Patrol, Platte County Sheriff's Department and the Omaha Police Department for the support they have offered in this matter.

The incident is being jointly investigated by the Columbus Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol.
 

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