Officer John Richard Zykas

Officer John Richard Zykas

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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John Richard Zykas

Officer John Zykas suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a departmental training course while assigned to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry on Otay Mesa, California.

He was transported to a local hospital where he underwent major surgery. He remained hospitalized until passing away six days later.

Officer Zykas was a U.S. Navy veteran of 20 years and had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations and the legacy United States Customs Service for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location California
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 2, 2010


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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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