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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


Hi Tim, been trying to get to Calif. but there is always a hold up. Thanks again for the comments and flowers for Nick. I wrote a book about our family that I think you may find interesting. It's called Escape from Bad Schachen and available on Amazon. It is a true story about our father who was a Military Attache attached to the Royal Yugoslav Air force and stationed in Berlin when Germany attacked Yugoslavia on April 6th 1941. Nick is mentioned in it also. Tanks again Tim and hope to see you .

George M. Sintich
October 18, 2016

Thinking about you always with the Antelope Valley losing Sgt Owen this week brings back the heartbreaking day we lost you our lives changed forever but i try to think of all the best memories we had. I will always have you in my heart until the day our family is together again I love and miss you.Also missing you Uncle George

October 9, 2016

George: I visited the cemetery yesterday, the 27th of August. My C.H.P. brother-in-law would have been 72. Close by at Nick's site I left a sprig of honeysuckle flower from just outside the premises. Some buds were open, others still closed. I think of the still closed flowers as optimism and opportunity for a more peaceful world. Reading all the comments about Nick I am certain he would have contributed many more years towards that future. As I was leaving L.A.P.D.'s helicopter flew over. Coincidence, or maybe something more ?

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)
August 28, 2016

HI Tim, thanks again and will be looking for that white RV next time I am at the cemetery. Take care, George

George Sintic
August 11, 2016

For George Sintic, Nick's younger brother: Thanks for your April comments. I still visit the cemetery often, and can tell you all of the plaques and surrounding vegetation near the fallen peace officers are well maintained. I think many people continue to visit those sites. If you see the white 22' RV parked just outside the cemetery, that is mine.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)
July 3, 2016

Hi Tim, my name is George Sintich. Nicks younger brother I just want to thank you for your support

George Sintich
April 19, 2016

Hi Tim, my name is George Sintic, Nicks younger brother. I just want to thank you for always remembering Nick even though you never met him. I read your comments all the time and visit the cemetery when in California. Hopefully we'll meet there one day. Thanks again for your comments.

George Sintich
April 19, 2016

George Sintich is at in Williams Arizona if anyone would like to speak to him about Nick. Im sure he would love to hear from Nicks friends and family.

J Jaynes
Brother in law
April 9, 2016

40 years have passed, but your memory and service are always with us.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)
February 15, 2016

It is hard for me to believe that it has been 40 yrs since your death. You died on my birthday and that is always a sad memory for me. We worked together at Devonshire Div. and I remember attending your funeral at Oakwood Cemetary. Little did I know then, that just 4 months later I would be attending my husband Jeff's funeral at exactly the same place. You both are near each other, and although you never met ... you are brothers.

Lesa (Lindenberg) Manzo
Surviving spouse of LAPD officer
February 13, 2016

I'm sure George Sintic would love to hear from anyone who knew Nick. He always talks about his brother.

Trooper Jaynes
Arizona State Troopers
August 20, 2015

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

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.


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


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
July 5, 2013

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

George Sintic
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
April 1, 2013


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