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. 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 Office of Field Operations and legacy 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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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 5, 2018

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