Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Theodore Richard Zorsky

Key Biscayne Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, January 8, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Theodore Richard Zorsky

I loved Teddy very much. He is one of the reasons that I became a cop when others didn’t want me to. I would visit him frequently ay Key Biscayne on mids and he was my Sgt at Hialeah when I was a Reserve.

Jorge Fernandez de Lara, Retired
Sweetwater Police Dept

February 26, 2024

I wrote this for my Dad when I was in high school. I miss him every day.

Officer Dad

Each night my Dad dresses in blue to fight crime and God knows who.

I think to myself as he walks out the door, will I see him tomorrow morn?

I go on with the rest of the night , but inside I have to fight, the chance I might not get to say...I love you Dad, the very next day.

Retired Lieutenant Karen Zorsky
Hollywood, FL PD - Daughter

January 25, 2024

Rest in peace Officer Zorsky.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 8, 2020

Sgt Zorsky would pull me over a lot when I was a teenager with a mustang. Eventually he got tired of writing me tickets and became a friend and would give me advice and tell me to go home. For some reason I never forgot this cop and his "go home Tony"


October 18, 2017

Ted, i miss those jokes you told me at the Hialeah police gym. You were a great sgt and friend. Every time I think of Key Biscayne, a memory of you pops into my mind...

Chuck Cortón

Hialeah Police Dept

August 20, 2014

Uncle Ted,
I miss you! Thank you for your love, jokes, smiles, and for the impact you have had on my life. You inspired me, and so many people, and you made this world a better, safer place. You, Aunt Dot, Karen, Pam & the grandkids are always in my thoughts and prayers. You will never ever be forgotten. I love you all!


Police Dispatcher

June 18, 2014


Man,,,I miss you !!!! That accounts for it all !!!!!

Capt Jorge Fernandez de Lara
Sweetwater Police Department

March 9, 2014


I miss you and pray for you and your family. I wish you could see how the department took a turn for the worst right after you passed away. I now work in Broward County with a bunch of real cops like you were. I know you always protect and watch over me as I work the streets. Take good care my brother and Rest In Peace.

I will NEVER forget you.

Detective Carlos Gutierrez
Sea Ranch Lakes Police Department

February 5, 2013

God bless you and your family. I wish I would have known you. Co workers and residents remember you and speak fondly of you. Your daughters are ones who would make any dad proud. Rest in peace.
Ivan Montero
Nypd Det. Retired
KeyBiscayne police officer

Key Biscayne police officer
Nypd retired

February 1, 2013

God bless you and your family. I wish I would have known you. Co workers and residents remember you and speak fondly of you. Your daughters are ones who would make any dad proud. Rest in peace.
Ivan Montero
Nypd Det. Retired
KeyBiscayne police officer

Key Biscayne police officer
Hype retired

February 1, 2013

You are not forgotten. You made Hialeah a better place to live. Your legacy lives on in your daughter, Lt. Karen Zorsky, Hollywood, FL P.D.

Jack Miller
Hollywood P.D. (Retired)

January 8, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Officer Zorsky, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and your sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 8, 2013


I miss you my brother and wish you were working with me still. I will never forget that night. Just know you were the best LEO, dad, and friend. I will never forget you.

Carlos (Partner)

Police Officer
Sea Ranch Lakes Police Department

March 9, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th 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. I pray for aolace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I am sure you are proud that you daughter is continuing your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

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

January 8, 2012

Remembering the HEROES who gave their all and the familes left behind... God bless.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 8, 2011

We miss you Dad.


January 8, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

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

January 8, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 23, 2009

True Heroes Never Die; You will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace brother.


June 19, 2008


It has been six years now, and you have no idea how much we miss you. We think of you everyday. We talk about you to your grandkids constantly, in return they speak like they have known you their entire lives. For example someone will speak of a person with big calves and they will say like Grandpa. Our newest member is Jordan, and believe it or not she has this big beautiful smile just like you. Mom , Karen and I hurt everyday missing you. Please continue keeping an eye on our family
I Love You

Det. Pam Zorsky

January 8, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 2, 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

December 14, 2007

Hey Ted:
Sorry it has taken so long for me to leave a note, your death stunned me, I remember when you I was on the desk after my accident, you worked the midnight shift with me and you always came in early for your CAR not just any car but yours, you were a stickler about perfection even teaching my kids tai kwon Do as there sensei, Ted your girls are definitely making you proud as I understand from my wife Pam is about to give birth, and Karen is a Sgt. here. Both of them good Officers, but they learned from the BEST, say Hello to Capt. Poirier and all our other fellow officers who are there patrolling heaven. Watch over us all.

Bruce Weatherford (Lt) Disabled/Ret
Hialeah Police Department

August 16, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

May 30, 2007

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