Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Tina Frances Zapata-Kerbrat

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, February 11, 1991

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Reflections for Police Officer Tina Frances Zapata-Kerbrat

Still not forgotten Tina. You were an amazing person by all accounts by everyone who knew you. I have a friend who had lives there in Sun Valley by the park. After dinner he showed me your sign. I took photos of it. You are a true hero Tina. I pray for Earl Valladares your training officer. He is a legendary Policeman. You will never be forgotten Tina. We never forget our brothers and sisters. God speed!

Deputy Sheriff Louis B Lave

November 12, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 11, 2021

May you rest in peace thank you for your years of service

firefighter Braeden Gibson
Hanover volunteer fire department

February 11, 2021

You went out a hero, a mother, a wife, and a sister of ours! Rest in Peace, sister!

Sgt. S. A. Mohamad
Texas Police Officer. 20 years

January 10, 2021

Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 12, 2020

Tina we were classmates and friends. I remember the day like it was yesterday when I last saw you. We talked in the parking lot about the trip you had just returned from with your husband. You were telling me how great you felt. Sadly twenty minutes later your life was stolen and all of our hearts were broken. It still brings a tear to my eye to this day thinking about that day. You will always be missed and loved. Class 4-90.

Officer Eddie McCloud

July 4, 2020

It's hard to believe it's been all of 29 years almost but that night in North Hollywood you or your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten

You warmed hearts you touched lives you served you protected you smiled but most importantly you LIVED



the brave may not live forever but the cautious don't live at all

Lt. Marcus Anthony knight
Phoenix metro police

May 7, 2020

In 1990 I transferred to the LAPD academy, as a D.I., and was assigned to Class 4-90. Tina was a member of that class. Tina always had a smile on her face. She was an outgoing, energetic recruit, determined to finish the Basic Course. Tina graduated from the academy in October 1990 and was assigned to North Hollywood Division. I last spoke with Tina about a week before her death. We had inadvertently met at the academy. We spoke for a few minutes and she expressed how happy she was to be a police officer. We hugged and she walked away, little did I know into LAPD history. I had the distinct honor to be one of Tina's pallbearers. Tina was the first female LAPD officer to be killed in the line of duty. As a result, the department created the Tina Kerbrat award to be presented to one recruit officer at each graduation. After promoting and returning to the academy, as a supervisor, I would meet with each graduating recruit class and tell them about the award and of course, about Tina. Before I retired I would on occasionally take classes to Tina's grave at the San Fernando Mission Cemetary. I was present and recall the exact moment the photograph used in this memorial was taken. I will NEVER forget her, her big smile or her sacrifice.

Sergeant Richard Laguna (Retired)

April 18, 2020


I remember doing my probationary year with you in North Hollywood. We used to joke about how everyone said we smiled all the time. I remember you telling me you always wanted to be a police officer but wanted to start a family first. I remember your funeral and the waves of blue that went on forever. I remember to visit your name on the memorial from time to time. I even had my son with me once and he wanted to hear all about my friend Tina. I hope you hear all of us after all these years and know:

You are remembered.

Former North Hollywood probationer

March 2, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

February 11, 2020

Tina! I hope you hear me! Your memory of being a wonderful mother and excellent police officer will never die! You were always kind, strong, supportive and I can only imagine that God needed you near by. We love you! You hear me! We still love you!

Retired Kathleen Amos

May 26, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Kerbrat.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 8, 2019

Another year goes by and you're still remembered and loved we thank God for sending you to earth and your family and friends for loaning you to the city of Los Angeles albeit for such a short time rest in peace Tina may we never forget your great sacrifice

Leuitenant Marcus Knight
Arizona State Police department

February 10, 2019

Thank you for your service. I worked in the Valley at that time and attended your service at the church.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)

September 13, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 11, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 21, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Kerbrat. Your valor won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2016

A young "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

February 12, 2016

Dear officer kerbrat your sudden and untimely death is still shocking even 25 years later thanks for your service and sacrifice 11.2.91 will forever be etched in my memory rest in eternal peace

PS. I dedicated my badge to you when I made lieutenant last year


February 11, 2016

It does not seem possible that 25 years have passed since you were taken from us.... I will always remember the date 211 because we were truly robbed that day. I hope you know how much 4-90 and all of LAPD still loves you.
Rest in peace sweet sister.

Victoria Lauder
LAPD - class 4-90 ~ DOJ ~ Placer Co DA ~ CDCR-OIA

February 11, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Tina Frances Kerbrat. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderer!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

February 11, 2016

You are often on my mind after all these years. Look at that smile! I worked with you prior to you becoming a Police Officer, I remember all the exciting steps day by day and you finally passed and your Dream came true. You were taken from all of us way too soon. Im sorry I cldnt attend your funeral as I was 9mo pregnant w/Felicia and my family thought it wld be too emotional for me, and it was after seeing the reports on TV. You were honored by the entire LAPD and Fire Dept frm your husband, but you were honored by the world. God bless your husband and children. I will never forget you, our friendship and your beautiful smile and I know your here with us in Spirit. RIP Tina, I know that beautiful smile is still shining down upon us. God Bless.

Friend and Co-Worker prior to Police Dept.

April 16, 2014

Tina - I remember the day you were taken from us. Even though I worked in a different division (77th), I remember the circumstances around your death so vividly. Paying my respect by writing this note is still so difficult as your death had such an impact on me, the whole department, the city of Los Angeles, and the country for that matter. God bless you, RIP, and may the man upstairs continue to watch over your children and husband. You will never be forgotten.

LAPD - Retired

February 11, 2014

Tina, Yesterday was the twenty two year anniversary of your death. I remember it like it was yesterday. Everyday I work hard to be the woman, mother and friend you were too so many including me. I was the youngest and you were the oldest female. You provided so much support for the girls of our class and we all miss you.

Detective III Debbie Potter
Los Angeles Police Department classmate

February 12, 2013

I will never forget the day Officer Kerbrat died. I too was a young LAPD officer. To this day, it breaks my heart to think about the loss of her life. God bless Tina and her family.

Retired Lieutenant Ann Barrera

February 11, 2013

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