Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 1348
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Both sentenced 8 - 10 years
Officer Eric Zelms was shot and killed while investigating a burglary while on foot patrol at approximately 0200 hours.
He was surprised by two burglars, who attacked him and were able to gain control of his .357 caliber service revolver. The men then shot him with it and attempted to flee.
The subject then encountered two other officers and exchanged shots. One of the men was wounded. Both were apprehended, convicted of the murder, and subsequently sentenced to eight to 10 years.
Officer Zelms was survived by his wife and one child.