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Officer Mark H. Zelewski | Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma


Mark H. Zelewski

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Monday, July 27, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Officer Zelewski was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle occupied by three men. Officer Zelewski was riding alone when he stopped a vehicle during the early morning hours in northeast Oklahoma City. Officer Zelewski was found lying in the street, having been shot with two weapons, including his own service revolver. Two weeks later the suspects were apprehended and charged with Officer Zelewski's murder.

Two of the suspects were convicted of Officer Zelewski's murder and sentenced to life. Later their sentences were commuted to 50 years.

Officer Zelewski had been with the agency for seven months. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters. He served nine years in the Air Force as a air policeman.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friend for sharing hia devotion to you through his reflection.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 20, 2013


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