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Officer Eric A. Zelms | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California


Eric A. Zelms

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, January 1, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1348

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Both sentenced 8 - 10 years

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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.

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Hi Derrick, sorry took this long on replying but only now noticed your question of: "Alex , is the Don you were talking about Officer Don Walden , star # 529 SFPD ?"

No is the answer sorry. I was referring to Eric's Patrol Colleague He was working with on October 11 of 1969, Officer Donald A. Fouke.

And thank you Ophion, but I won't be going back to that forum. I am usually over on Richards Website because He' given Me a Platform to write articles and upload all FOIA Documents etc. Nice speaking to You again, and take care & hope to see you pop in at. . . .

Alex Lewis
August 19, 2016


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