Officer Mark H. Zelewski

Officer Mark H. Zelewski

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, July 27, 1964

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Mark H. Zelewski

Officer Zelewski was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle occupied by three men. Officer Zelewski was riding alone when he stopped a vehicle during the early morning hours in northeast Oklahoma City. Officer Zelewski was found lying in the street, having been shot with two weapons, including his own service revolver. Two weeks later the suspects were apprehended and charged with Officer Zelewski's murder.

The three suspects 24, 24, and 26, were convicted of Officer Zelewski's murder and sentenced to life. Later their sentences were commuted to 50 years. One was paroled in 1983 and another was denied parole in 1984.

Officer Zelewski had been with the agency for seven months. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters. He served nine years in the Air Force as a air policeman.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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Mark (Zeke as we called him in the Air Force) was a stellar individual. Mark was kind, generous, honest and the best friend I have ever had. His death saddens and angers me even today January 2021. Mark and I were in the 2nd Air Force together stationed at Clinton Sherman Air Force Base in 1959, 60, 61 and 62. I was younger than Mark. After we became acquainted he tucked me under his Wing and looked out for me during my entire enlistment, I cherish those days. My hope is that those Cowards responsible for his Death were punished to the full extent of the Law. My condolences to his Wife Voncille, his Parents and all those lives he touched with his gentle and understanding hands during his time on this earth. RIP Zeke, I have missed you for years.

James L Foster A2C AF19620430
Friend and Confidant

January 14, 2021

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