Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph Adolph "Jose" Zamarron

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 18, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph Adolph "Jose" Zamarron

In memory of our fallen brothers and sisters. Heroes are Never Forgotten

Chief Robert Doucet
Southwest Texas Jr. College Police

July 27, 2017

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Jose A. Zamarron. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, & Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue and gnaw at the rotting carcass of your killer. May he never know peace on this earth and may the flames of hell forever scorch his soul!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 18, 2016

That night will forever be etched in my memory..Russell and Joe had just ran a disturbance call they took off me because I was one man that night..
R.I.P. Joe.

Lt. B. F. Hearnsberger

August 23, 2015

34 years ago I lost not only my partner, but my best friend. R.I.P. My friend and Thank you for always watching over me.

Sgt. Russell Chapman, Ret.
Partner-Houston Police Dept.

April 17, 2015

Heroes live forever, Officer Zamarron, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 18, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all that love and remember you.

Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 18, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Zamarron. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 17, 2012

It has been so long since we saw your smiling face. You changed so many lives with your humor and dedication. Rest in Peace Joe!


October 10, 2009

It's been over 27 years and I still think of that night. I come here often to remember. I'll never forget. Rest in peace my brother.

Retired Lt. B. F. Hearnsberger
occasional partner

March 12, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 13, 2008

May you rest safe with Our Lord.

April 18, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir.Thank you for your service.

April 18, 2006

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