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Village Public Safety Officer Ronald Eugene Zimin

Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, Alaska

End of Watch Wednesday, October 22, 1986

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Reflections for Village Public Safety Officer Ronald Eugene Zimin

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 22, 2019

I all ways wanted to meet him he was my grandpa he died when i was a baby and so did my other so I shall all ways have his love in my soul

Ronald Eugene zimin lll
Grandson

June 12, 2018

Our loving memories of Ronald Eugene Zimin even as a child you were our little man with integrity and character so young. We love and miss you deeply still the memory of losing you is as vivid as yesterday. Yet your spirit is faithfully felt so strongly and we can see your mannerisms and personality in your grandchildren. We are dearly blessed by your love, strength, wisdom and you are always in our hearts and souls.

From our family to the Brotherhood families our thoughts and prayers are with you always and remember our loved ones SPIRIT is so strong you will feel them when you need them the most.

With loving memories to my brother Ron I miss you deeply and will be your voice to always shine brightly for you.

Karen (Zimin) Gregory
Sister

May 12, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 29, 2015

I love and miss my favorite 1st cousin Ronnie Zimin, in my prayers always. thank you being positive influence to myself as child. family in my prayers always

1st cousin Katherine Peterson Richards
cousin

September 16, 2015

Ron,
Just a quick message to let you know you are not forgotten. You were a fellow officer and a friend in Bristol Bay and as the investigating officer and the one who arrested Hall I am sure you know we did everything possible to put him away which we did.
Rest in peace Brother.

James Hasenohrl Police Chief (Ret)
Unalaska Dept of Public Safety

March 12, 2015

Working on designing a bronze sculpture to honor you VPSO Ron Zimin. Your sacrifices should not be forgotten. It is part of Alaska cultural values to honor warriors slain in the line of duty. Like the flower for the State of Alaska, you will not be forgotten. Bronze statues, songs, dances, paintings, drawings, memorials, celebrations will be created to honor your sacrifices as a true Alaskan warrior and hero. You did not die in vain, and you will be held high for centuries as a honorable role model for Alaska youth.

Michael Livingston
Retired Alaska City Police Sergeant

January 30, 2015

i miss you, you shine down from all of us

grace zimin
my grandpa

January 20, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
"First Responders - Last Frontier"
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 22, 2014

I have been looking for words that might comfort the families of Alaska VPSOs, VPOs, police officers and state troopers who paid the ultimate price. I found some of those words in Russian Orthodox Priest Ivan Veniaminov's "Notes on the Islands of the Unalashka District." Father Veniaminov lived among the Unalaska Aleuts from 1824 to 1834, and he wrote, "Aleuts... did not fear death and counted it a deed of glory to die in battle with an enemy" (p. 173). "The Aleuts considered it glorious... in a storm or other calamities to save others, even one person, while clearly endangering one's own life... to be courageous, and show it in deeds... knowing that he is subject to ambush by those intent on revenge... to face death unflinchingly.... All such persons the Aleuts extolled with praise.. and transmitted their memory from generation to generation in songs, tales, and the very ornaments of the women" (pp. 215 - 216) (Alaska History No. 27, University of Alaska Fairbanks).

Officer Michael Livingston
Sand Point Police Department

May 3, 2014

I LOVE AND MISS YOU TONS EVERYDAY, you will continue to shine down on all of us.

Christine Zimin

April 14, 2014

I MISS YOU.

Jr
Son

March 31, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

VPSO,s are part of the Alaska state law enforcement. Ron Zimin was my best friend.

SGT USMC
relative

March 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty fifth 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace. I pray for solace for your family.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater. Pittsburg Police Dept., eow 4/24

October 22, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

VanDenBerghe
NH

October 19, 2007

"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
Sergeant
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

July 25, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Zimin. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

Two decades have passed since your end of watch and you have not been forgotten. Your loved ones, close friends and the Blue Family will always be sure you are remembered. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 21, 2006

now you are in heaven looking down god only takes the best thank you for protecting our world and community you are missed always and forever

human darren aspelund
alaska friend

October 10, 2006

DAY IS DONE,
GONE THE SUN,
FROM THE HILLS, FROM THE LAKE, FROM THE SKIES.
ALL IS WELL, SAFELY REST,
GOD IS NIGH.

GO TO SLEEP, PEACEFUL SLEEP,
MAY THE SOLDIER OR SAILOR, GOD KEEP.
ON THE LAND OR THE DEEP,
SAFE IN SLEEP.

LOVE, GOOD NIGHT,
MUST THOU GO,
WHEN THE DAY, AND THE NIGHT NEED THEE SO?
ALL IS WELL. SPEEDETH ALL
TO THEIR REST.

FADES THE LIGHT;
AND AFAR
GOETH DAY, AND THE STARS SHINETH BRIGHT,
FARE THEE WELL; DAY IS GONE,
NIGHT IS ON.

THANKS AND PRAISE,
FOR OUR DAYS,
'NEATH THE SUN, 'NEATH THE STARS, 'NEATH THE SKY,
AS WE GO, THIS WE KNOW,
GOD IS NIGH.

A Brother In Blue

Detective Troy S. Pilivi
Box Elder Narcotics Strike Force (Utah)

October 21, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

October 21, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

(Formerly of Seward Alaska)

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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