Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Lesley Marie Zerebny

Palm Springs Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 8, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Lesley Marie Zerebny

I remember the day I heard about your passing. I had just returned from maternity leave and our babies were the same age at the time of your murder. My heart ached for you, for your baby, and for your law enforcement husband who has to carry on this life without you. You are never forgotten and I think of your strength when this job gets hard. Rest in peace, Officer Zerebny.

Officer Chelsea North
Park City Police Department

April 6, 2018

Lesley, I remember the day I got the phone call Saying Palm Springs Officer’s down (11-99). My heart sank and I prayed that you were okay. It always hits close to home anytime an Officer, Deputy, or other Law Enforcement professional is killed, but this hit especially close to home. There is not a day that goes by I don’t think about you, your beautiful baby girl Cora, or Zack. You were without a doubt a light shining brightly in this world. I will always cherish the fact that I had the privilege of knowing you. We all miss you so much.

Deputy 192
Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.

March 17, 2018

Every time i think about you and that day 10/08/2016 when i heard the news is like I'm back to that day. I am so proud of you and your service, i know you are in a better place and god is watching over and protecting your great family including your little one. I am glad i had to chance to meet you personally and maybe that is why this tragedy hit me hard, your husband will raise a beautiful daughter and he will honor his badge and the code of the department i once worked for as well. i can promise you i will do my best to become the best deputy i can be, just like you did when you became a police officer.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee
LASD Class #429

February 25, 2018

I remember the day I read the devastating news. I was deeply saddenned for you and your family. Your life and the life of your family's was completely disregarded. My son is the age of your daughter,and my husband is a Deputy, just how your is. My deepest condolonces to your family. Your baby girl will grow up to know the courageous hero her mother was. Officer Zerebny, thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Recruit
LASD Class #429

February 25, 2018

My absolute respect goes out to Officer Zerebny. No amount of words can express the gratitude and respect I have for those who wore the cloth of our Nation's Law Enforcement Officers. I am so heart wrenched and disheartened that one person's wicked action took you away from more time with your husband and to watch your child grow, but I am absolutely proud and thankful for those like you with a courageous heart and stern dedication to do what is right and noble in the face of adversary is just truly awe inspiring and unfathomable to those who will never understand the burden that you and those before you bear on a daily basis. My family and I thank you parents of Officer Zerebny for raising such an outstanding daughter and Citizen, to her husband and child I have only the slightest idea how much life has changed, I pray that God brings you both comfort and great healing, my heart aches for you both, I pray for absolute joy in your live's together. God bless you Zerebny family and Semper Fidelis.

Romero, Kyle
Covina, CA

February 24, 2018

OFFICER ZEREBNY - I did not know you but I respect the service you gave to Palm Springs. THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! I did know your partner: Officer Gil Vega. Your love of our Lord Jesus tells me your in heaven. I am looking forward to seeing you with Gil and Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, I attended your memorial service at the P.S.P.D. police station. While there it was an honor to speak with your dad. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY !!!

ARMY / FIRE VET- Frank Perio
friend of Gil Vega and P.S.P.D.

October 10, 2017

Rest In Peace Sister. We Honor you on the 1st anniversary of your E.O.W. We pray for your family and your family in blue.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 8, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Lesley. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

October 8, 2017

Each and every day i will honor you and all of those who have put their lives at risk for the safety of my family and i. Your child will grow up to know that her mother was a hero, and your brothers and sisters in law enforcement continue to maintain peace between chaos and order


September 17, 2017

Rest in peace, sister and brother. Betsy Beckner, former
HM1/E6/USN and former EMT. Thank you to your brothers and sisters, and you, for keeping me safe from harm when I did my job.

Betsy Beckner
Retired Emergency Room Nurse, Veteran, and former EMT

July 31, 2017

Officer Zerebny, I will be reading your name tonight at our local law enforcement memorial. Rest in peace sister, we will take it from here. Peace to you and your family.

Chief Craig Yehlik
New Richmond Police Department

May 16, 2017

A sacrifice never forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend.

Officer M. Chavez
Hemet PD

April 11, 2017

God's peace and speed Officer Zerebny. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Sister.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 17, 2016

I was lucky enough to go through the academy with Officer Zerebny. She was an outstanding person both in her career and personal life. She loved life and was tough as nails. Her husband is a stand up individual whom I have greatly enjoyed working with. I am so proud my law enforcement career has allowed me to work with these two heroes. God bless you Zack and rest in peace Lesley.

Deputy Walker

December 8, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may your rest in peace.

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

I didn't know you and never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I do know your father very well. You are among the angels now, looking down on all of us. Your work here is done, and we will take it from here. Rest in Peace Lesley, stay close to your loved ones, especially your daughter. The evil in this world will pay the price one day. Thank you for everything you did and I am so sorry that you had to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Sergeant Julian Pollitt
Riverside County Sheriff's Department

November 11, 2016

We love and miss you Lesley

Explorer Jordan Zerebny
Riverside County Sheriffs Department

November 4, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and service to the citizens of Palm Springs, CA. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Palm Springs Police Department during this very difficult time. Rest in peace ma'am.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-OIG CID

October 26, 2016

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  John 15:13

Mother of an U.S Arputmy M.P. Julie Schm
Citizen of USA

October 26, 2016

Rest in Peace, Police Officer Lesley Zerebny. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

October 26, 2016



October 25, 2016

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she Rest In Peace. Amen

Civilian Julian Cardenas
Blue Family

October 25, 2016

On behalf of Session 61 and the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Schenectady New York, our thoughts and prayers are with your department and family.

We thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Session 61
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy NY

October 22, 2016

Rest in eternal peace my sister. May God give solace to your loving family and members of your department at a time like this.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 20, 2016

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, family and loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for the past four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Faith helps us see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

October 20, 2016

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