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Police Officer Zlatko Nicholi Sintic | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer

Zlatko Nicholi Sintic

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, February 12, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 15485

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Small caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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Police Officer Zlatko Sintic was shot and killed as he and other officers approached a fast food restaurant in a Northridge shopping center to answer a silent alarm.

The gunman held an employee hostage for 5.5 hours before taking his own life.

Officer Sintic was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Thank you Officer Sintic for your sacrifice and service to our country and the community of Los Angeles. I was a childhood friend of your son, Nick, and was so sad to learn he passed in 1988 after I found your memorial. I remember how heartbroken he was when his mother passed, too. We were just kids, but I remember that day on the playground with Nick. I am sure you are all in heaven, together. I too went into military service and LE. I am honored to have known your son, even if for a short period of time. I never knew your fate and I am so thankful for this perspective on my own life. They God uses all things for good. God bless you and your family. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

JE, brother in LE
Friend of son Nick
June 24, 2017

 

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