Village Public Safety Officer Ronald Eugene Zimin

Village Public Safety Officer Ronald Eugene Zimin

Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, Alaska

End of Watch Wednesday, October 22, 1986

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Ronald Eugene Zimin

Village Public Safety Officer Ronald Zimin was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call in South Naknek. Officer Zimin was ambushed by the suspect and shot in the chest with a 30-06 rifle as he exited the residence.

The suspect was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison, where he later died.

Officer Zimin was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and had served as a Village Public Safety Officer for three years. He was survived by his wife, four children, mother, siblings, and grandmother.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Sentenced to 50 years

ambush, domestic

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It didn't hurt when I was little because I couldn't understand it. Now I think about you more n more n I miss you more then I even knew. I know I've messed up a lot n am probably a big disappointment. Your one of the reasons I'm trying to change tho. There's been so many times I should have died or been locked up n I know your one of the reasons I didn't. I'll see you one day. I love you.

Robert Jaidinger

December 29, 2023

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