Police Officer David T. Zolendziewski

Police Officer David T. Zolendziewski

Holyoke Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, February 11, 2010

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David T. Zolendziewski

Police Officer David Zolendziewski succumbed to injuries sustained six weeks earlier when his patrol car skidded on ice and struck a tree.

He suffered severe injuries in the accident and had remained in intensive care for more than one month before being transferred to a rehabilitation hospital. He passed away as a result of complications from his injuries.

Officer Zolendziewski had served with the Holyoke Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons, the eldest of whom went on to be hired by the Holyoke Police Department.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 191

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, December 28, 2009

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It has been 10 years since I found you on the side of that icy road. I did my best to keep you comfortable, talk to you and monitor your vitals until EMTs arrived. I am glad that I have medical and social service training and it gave me the ability to react and assist you. I remember calling the police department that same day and everyday after to check on your status. Your wife even called me. I never got to speak to you personally after the accident and thank you for all that you did for your community as a Police officer and first responder. When I last checked in on you and found that you passed, it broke my heart. I just want to thank you for your service as a police officer in one of the most difficult cities in Mass and I am so proud and happy that your son decided to follow in your footsteps and continue your legacy as a Holyoke police officer.

Sleep in Peace

Lisa Curtis, BA, CMA, RMA, Phlebotomist
First person on scene of accident

February 21, 2020

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