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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
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Reflections for Police Officer Zlatko Nicholi Sintic

 

Wayne: L.A.P.D officer Zlatko "Nick" Sintic 10-23-42 - 2-12-76. Linda K. Sintic 9-9-41 - 2-25-85. Nick C. Sintic 1973-1988. Oakwood Memorial Park Chatsworth, Californa.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired) 5342
July 20, 2015

Wayne... thank you for expression on ODMP. It is good that you said what was on your mind. I hope you get a feedback. As for me, I can tell you I visit the cemetery in Chatsworth often, for it is there that my brother-in-law of the California Highway Patrol rests very close to Officer Sintic. There are several other LAPD sites close by. I grew up in the Valley (circa 1957) and often pass the location where he was shot. When I visit the cemetery I say a special remembrance for all the officers that rest there. Officer Sintic contributed greatly towards the benefit of the City of Los Angeles.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired) 5342
July 5, 2015

Hi Nicole, I was just a kid when I lived next door to your mother and father in Simi Valley. Your mother and my mother were close and your mother treated me like family. I wanted nothing more as a kid than to be a police officer. I would wait for your father to come home everyday and I would run up to him as soon as he pulled in the drive way and ask him to tell me the stories from his day he was never one time to tiered or busy to give me the run down of his day. He also taught me all the codes and made me work out so I would be in shape when I went to the academy even though I was only 8 years old at the time. Your father was a major influence to me and a real father figure in my life at the time. I have tried to find you from time to time I feel that I owe to your father and mother to make sure you are ok if can help it. We moved to Las Vegas and lost contact with your mother but I have never stopped thinking of her and your father I speak of him often. Please feel free to call me you or your brother please call me I hope you are well I would love to speak to you or be there for you guys if need be. I don't know if you will read this I can only hope. Please feel free to call me. God bless you all

Wayne
Citizen friend
June 24, 2015

Dear Children of Nick and Linda,

Your parents have never left my mind, even before the tragic loss of your father. Before I meet him Linda would show the letters she got from Saudia Arabia, he got stationed there in the Air Force, with S.A.C.. If my memory is correct, now that I am 70, this is something that I thought was so important about your Dad. Your Mother said that your father, his brother, and himself escapted Communist Yugoslavia, is my memory correct?
His commitment to the United States and joining the LAPD, to Protect us we should all be "Thankful" for. How I pray that people could really open their eyes and see that Police and Firemen put their lives on the line for us. People have got to stop using them for Target Practice.
One last thing, one I saw on TV that your father was killed, I found out were your Mother was and went to her; even though we had not seen each other for years, I felt compled to. We sat on the floor, and just cried and cried. Your parents had the most wonderful love for each other than anyone I have ever known. Sincerely, Carol Marie Koceja

Carol M.Koceja ( Horton)
Friend from Litton your Mom worked
April 18, 2015

Officer Sintic,
On today, the 39th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF-especially in Vietnam. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
February 12, 2015

George, I did not know Officer Sintic, but I want you to know I visit the Chatsworth cemetery on occasion to pay my respects to my brother-in-law. He was a CHP officer who died on the job in 1975. They rest close to each other. I pay my respects to both fine officers.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)
January 26, 2015

I'm sure Nicks brother George would love to hear from anyone who knew Nick

Officer Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol
January 14, 2015

Chatsworth cemetery a few days ago as 2014 comes to a close. Thank you for your service. Every time I go there to honor my CHP brother-in-law resting nearby I pay my respects to officer Sintic.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)
December 13, 2014

GOD BLESS

OFFICER J. JAYNES
ARIZONA HIGHWAY PATROL
May 17, 2014

Remembering and honoring your service to the citizens of Los Angeles as 2013 draws to a close.

Tim Liddell
California Highway Patrol (retired)
December 13, 2013

I met Nick in Jr. High school, he was my best friend all my life, and still is today. I was part of his family and was treated like a son by his mother and like a brother by George.
My wife Renate and i are Nicoles God-Parents. When we were married Nick and Linda were part of the wedding party.
Nicole i still morn the loss of your dad. You have had a lot of sorrow placed on you in your life, and God bless you.
Remember the good times, it can ease your sorrow and lighten your heart. That's what i do.

Larry and Renate Mitchell
LAFD Retired
September 3, 2013

Nick and I served together in the U. S. Air Force back in the 60s. We became good friends as we were sent on Temporary Duty (TDY) assignment. We went to Saudi Arabia in 1963 and to Viet Nam in 1965. I have often thought of Nick but lately more so. I just wanted to let friends and relatives know that I have set up a page on Together We Served -

Eusebio (Spud) Sepulveda
USAF
July 5, 2013

Thinking of you today big brother, and still miss you and talk about you all of the time, George.

George Sintic
Brother
April 7, 2013

My name is Senior Lead Officer Janine Angeles. I currently work Devonshire Division. On May 1, 2013, our Division is honoring the Heroes from Devonshire Division who have fallen in the line of duty. We have to tried to locate Officer Zlatko Nicholi Sintic's family to invite them to attend the ceremony. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find a contact number. If your are a family member or friend of his family, can you please have them contact me in the Devonshire Area Senior Lead Office at (818) 363-1726. Thanks you!

Senior Lead Officer
LAPD
April 1, 2013

My heart breaks when I think of the loss of Nick. They are the "Love Story"' he wrote her from the Middle East east when in SAC. Linda & I worked at Litton in Woodland Hills, Ca. Not having met him yet I was in for a treat, he was was so beautiful and did not know it!

We moved out of the area and sadly saw each other when I saw that Nick was killed on duty. I lived in Orange County and went to Simii Valley.

This was so sad, words cannot express the depths of sorrow and grief Linda felt. This love they had was so special, something that does not come along very often.

Even though I moved away and lost touch, they never left my heart. From what I have read is dear Linda and her child gone?

My prayers to the family, to all Police Officers that serve to protect us. My ex-husband retired was a LAPD officer also, God Bless them all.

Carol Marie Koceja
Friend
December 3, 2012

Remembering your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Los Angeles during this time of Thanksgiving.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol, retired
November 23, 2012

Nicole, You and your family will never be forgotten. Each time you come to mind I lift up a prayer for you. Your mother Linda was a true friend. I thank God knowing her, you and your brother Nick. I found this page looking for you when I came across a picture of you holding little Nick. Your smiles are so sweet. Don't know if you knew or remember when I came along. My wash machine broke so I went to the Laundry and found your father's sweat shirt in a washer. My husband, Richard worked with your father and gave me information how to contact Linda. That was just before your father was shot. I walked along side during those difficult times and when your mother become ill. You and Nick, as young as you both were, took wonderful care of your mother. I will never forget your example!

Mary Elaine Beaty
Friend
July 9, 2012

Officer Sintic... I was at the cemetery in Chatsworth last weekend to honor the memory of my brother-in-law, CHP Officer Enright, resting nearby. I placed a beautiful white flower on both of your plaques. I hold a special place in my heart for officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. I grew up in the valley, circa 1957, and once almost joined LAPD. You were a member of one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the United States. Thanks again for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired) #5342
March 26, 2012

Its hard to believe 36 years have passed. I haven't been to the Cemetary in a long time and don't think about Nick as much but when I do, the memory of that tragic morning is as vivid as it was then. Some people come into our lives for just a short time but will stay in our hearts forever. That was Nick. Gone too soon!

Fawn
Friend
February 13, 2012

Its hard to believe 36 years have passed. I haven't been to the Cemetary in a long time and don't think about Nick as much but when I do, the memory of that tragic morning is as vivid as it was then. Some people come into our lives for just a short time but will stay in our hearts forever. That was Nick. Gone too soon!

Fawn
Friend
February 12, 2012

It will be 36 years in a few days since that day in 1976. I will visit the cemetery tomorrow and reflect on your dedication and sacrifice to the citizens of Los Angeles. My brother-in law, CHP officer Fred Enright, is resting just a few feet away.

Tim Liddell #5342
CHP retired
February 2, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Sintic. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 14, 2012

I just finished listening to several "war stories" from my dad (Robert Yocum, LAPD Retired) about the days he worked with Officer "Nick" Sintic at West Valley and Devonshire Divisions. My dad described Officer Sintic as a great man, great partner and a great cop.


I still have memories of playing in the front yard at the age of seven, when my dad came home from a cop funeral and I could see he was obviously upset. While my dad and I were talking, I told him about my memory and he told that was the funeral for Officer Sintic. Even after 30+ years, I can see in my dads face the sad memories the tragic death/murder of Officer Sintic causes him. Officer Sintic, god bless you and your family and continue to watch over the men and woman of law enforcement.

Michael Yocum, Sergeant
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
October 5, 2011


My friendship began with Linda, while we both worked at Litton, in Woodland Hills. She was with Nick and he was in SAC, in Saudi Arabia. They were madly in love, more than anyone I have ever met too this day. They lived the real "Love Story". She was a "cowgirl", and she told me little things about him, from their daily letters.
When I moved too Orange County and saw him on the news, about the shooting, I went too see Linda many miles away. Inconsolable, I have never forgotten that day...how unfair...from what I remember....I believe Nick, his Father and brother escaped Communist Yugoslavia, too come too the United States. I hope my memory is correct. He served his new country and gave more than people even know. The sacrifice too get here, and his life too protect...Nick has been an inspiration too me always

Carol Koceja (McTaggert/Graboski)
Friends of both Linda and Nick
September 2, 2011

Nikki, I just came across this page for your Father, while looking for you. I never had the chance to meet your Mother, Father or brother. They had all passed by the time our paths crossed many years ago.
You were a huge part of my life for many years and I miss you very much. I hope you are safe and we will see each other again.

Shelly Duncan
Friend of Nicola Reneta Sintic
July 18, 2011

 
 

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