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


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I never got to meet you but I will never forget the heroic things you have done and all the stories I’ve heard about you from my mom (Christine Zimin). I know you are looking down at us and I wish to follow in your footsteps. Your sacrifices will not be forgotten. I love you to the moon and back.

Andrea Winger

December 15, 2021

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