Police Officer Zlatko Nicholi Sintic

Police Officer Zlatko Nicholi Sintic

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 12, 1976

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Zlatko Nicholi Sintic

Police Officer Zlatko Sintic was shot and killed as he and other officers approached a fast food restaurant in a Northridge shopping center to answer a silent alarm.

The gunman held an employee hostage for 5.5 hours before taking his own life.

Officer Sintic was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 15485
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Small caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

alarm, robbery in progress

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It's been 48 years today since you passed. I know I didn't know you as I wasn't born yet, but the way my family talked about you and shared stories. From the stories you would tell from your shift that night. To watching you get ready for work. And how you were more to them than a brother in law. I feel like I knew you. Today, we celebrate your heroics that cost you your life. Thank you for your service


February 12, 2024

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