Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Eric A. Zelms

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 1, 1970

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Reflections for Officer Eric A. Zelms

Dear Eric:

Thank you for your bravery and dedication to the citizens of San Francisco. You made your family proud and you are remembered. God Bless You and Rest In Peace.

a brother officer

Detective Supervisor
LAPD (ret.)

January 11, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, THIS WRITER IS DISAPPOINTED THAT JUSTICE WAS NOT SERVED ON YOUR BEHALF.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, N H

December 30, 2007

Thank you for your brave service, Officer Zelms.

Citizen

September 17, 2007

Officer ERIC A. ZELMS
You have never meet me but I am your nephew. I just wanted to say I am gunna be the first one to become a police officer in our entire family since your death. How i wish you were here to teach me all the do's and dont's but I will make you and our entire family proud of what im gunna do.

Kevin H.

August 12, 2007

Thank you for your courage and dedication. Gone, but never forgotten.

Detective
Orlando Police Department

March 26, 2007

Thank you for your service.

Trooper
Colorado State Patrol

February 9, 2007

I can not believe your killers only recieved 8-10 years. My father was a Chicago Police Officer killed in the line of duty on June 19,1970. His killer was given 30-125yrs. He will be released. I do not understand how our justice system can ever release these savages back out into our communities. My God bless you and your family.

PO Kurt Kaner
Chicago Police Department

November 30, 2006

Eric, I think about you a lot. We sure had fun at Douglass park and all over the neighbor hood before they built it up so much. What a great place to grow up. You should have taken the Fire Department job. Roger

Roger Wilhelm
neighbor and friend

August 10, 2006

I read about you, Eric, during research of the Zodiac case. You are a true American hero, and your family should be proud. Your killers should have gotten life in prison.

Dave Torzillo
Bookseller

March 9, 2006

I ran across you early in my reaserch on the Zodiac killer.Officer Zelms you are one of the few who encountered the Zodiac killer 10/11/69,but you were not harmed.
It took two cowards to kill you as you were defending the public.I can't believe those criminals only got a light sentence!
You are great and God bless your memory.

Dr.Howard Davis

July 30, 2005

Officer Eric died a hero in our family. His only son Andy, who was 11 months old when he died, is now 36. Andy had to grow up without a father but my Sister Diana raised him with the memory of Eric's heroic efforts as a police officer, husband, and father. Andy has to live his whole life without his father, the killers should have received life.

Elva Newman, Executive Secretary
Yuba County Health & Human Services

June 15, 2005

Officer Zelms,
On this, the 35th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of San Francisco. What I can't fathom is how a jury could only convict the two cowards who murdered you to nothing more than an 8-10 year sentence when they should have gotten at a minimum life.

R.I.P.

Anonymous

Senior Patrol Agent Michael F. Casey
United States Border Patrol

January 1, 2005

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