Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Kasimer Zinga, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 1973

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Reflections for Patrolman Kasimer Zinga, Sr.

This is awesome. It would not let me copy the photo image, however:

Today, a kind woman from New Orleans went to the store and purchased numerous snacks and drinks for you all. They are up at the front desk.

Her brother, Kasimer Zinga, was killed in the line of duty in 1973.

Come grab a treat and know that you are appreciated by many!

Media Relations Unit
Aurora Police Department
15001 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Aurora, CO 80012

Appreciative Anonymous Detective
Aurora Police Department, Colorado

July 1, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Zinga.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 26, 2019

Talking with my nephew, your son today. My heart aches for him and your daughter, your grandchildren. You would be so very proud of the people they are.

I miss you and my sister so much.

I will always love and miss you.

Sister in Law

May 8, 2015

Missing you and mom both today! Your grandchildren are incredible and you would be in love with them! Kaz and I talk of you often and hope you be proud of us. Love you daddy, time away from you cannot steal that away.

Franny Zinga Kelly

January 25, 2014

I woke up thinking about you today daddy. Literally not a day goes by that I don't. We will always love you.

franny zinga kelly

October 29, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family for sharing their memories of you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 21, 2012

You are not forgotten.

Sergeant Scott Monaco
New Orleans Police Department

February 24, 2011

Its been over 37 years but not a day goes by that I don't think about you and your short time on this earth. I didn't fully understand what our mother went throught until I lost my own son when he was 30. I've kept you alive in my heart by telling my children and now my grandchildren all about you. I'm so very proud of you!

Veronica Zinga Williams

May 26, 2010

Daddy, It has been over 25 years and I still miss you. I remember thinking you were the most handsome man I had ever seen. I remember running to you when you came home from work and you putting your helmet on me and lifting me up to your bike. But most of all I remember how happy Kaz and I made you and how proud you were to be our daddy. You have 3 grandchildren now who know all about you and think you are a hero. I think so too. I love you Daddy, Franny

Franny Zinga Kelly

May 11, 2008



February 12, 2008

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 10, 2008

Officer Zinga Sr. thank you for your service, RIP brother we have the watch now.

Pecos Police Department
Pecos, Texas

June 21, 2006

To this day you are sadly missed and always will be by family and friends.
I remember your "smirk" and laugh most of all and how much my sister loved you. Your children have grown up to be beautiful adults with loving hearts.
We miss you

Jody phillipe
Federal Protective Service

July 10, 2004

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