Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Steven Michael Zourkas

Niles Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 8, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Steven Michael Zourkas

God bless you, your family, friends, and co-workers. Continue to keep watch over all of them from above.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Ofc. Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

April 8, 2005

Steve, Rest in peace sir and thank you for a job well done. God bless you and your wife and children.
Penny mother in law of Indiana deputy Craig Blann EOW 09/06/04

Penny McManama

April 8, 2005

My friend, my Brother:

May the Lord bless, keep and shine his light down up you and your family.

Rest in peace my brother.

God Bless


April 8, 2005

I am so sorry for your loss. So many people are proud of the service that Officer Zorkus gave. He died a Hero.

LEO Wife
Marion County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

April 8, 2005

The Men & Women of the Northeastern Illinois University Police Department in Chicago send our most sincere condolences to the Niles Police Department on the loss of Police Officer Steven Zorkus. you are in our thoughts & prayers.


April 8, 2005



Sgt. W. M. Riley
Aragon Ga Police Dept.

April 8, 2005

Officer Zorkus,
I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Niles.


April 8, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

April 8, 2005

I was very sorry to read about the accident involving Officer Zorkus. He will not be forgotten.
May his wife, children, family and co-workers find some sense of peace during this very difficult time. God blessings on them all.

Patrolman D.E. Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

April 8, 2005

Here, I stand again, as the casket of a fallen brother draped with the American flag makes
its way past the tear filled eye's of the officer(s) & families left to deal with the pain of
life without a father, husband, friend, & brother.

I watch as a sea of car's, lights rotating/flashing in a show of unity for a friend who paid
the ultimate sacrifice. I watch as civilians stand to the side of the road, praying & paying
respect as the procession passes.

I listen as officer(s) fire their weapons in a 21 gun salute, and watch as the family, and other officers jump, as this reminds them of the last sound heard by our fallen brother.

At last, as tears stream down the faces of the mourners at the grave, we watch as the officer(s)
are laid to rest, and say our final farewells to him our brother

I reflect, and remember:
All gave some
And some gave all
Some stood through
For the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties
And recall
Some gave all. (unknown writer)

Joe Wilder
Cincinnati Children's Hospital PS

April 8, 2005

Rest in peace, brother. You have served your time here with honor and earned a place in Paradise alongside all of the warriors of justice who have made the supreme sacrifice. Stand tall and proud as you take your eternal post, for you are forever a hero. Watch over your wife and boys and keep them safe. Help them find strength so they may forge ahead in your absence. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

A Squad
Woodbridge PD CT

April 8, 2005

I am sorry for your loss. My boyfriend passed away this year in a similar accident responding to a call. I will be praying for you and your family. It is a tough road, but remember, he is always with you and left you doing what he loved!!!
Steven- say hey to my baby chuck for me and tell him Happy Birthday!!!! tomorrow!!!!

Rachel Andrews
Girlfriend of Officer Chuck Haist HCPD EOW 2-16-2005

April 8, 2005

my heart goes out to all who officer zorkus left behind. no words can ease the pain and heartache you are feeling and will deal with on this grief journey. i really do not even know what to say other than that i am praying for you and know that he will watch over you from above and send you heavenly hugs. my fiance, cole, will show him the ropes up in heaven...maybe they will become close friends. please know you are not alone in this heartwrenching time. God bless you all.

Jessi Garger
Fiancee of Cole Martin EOW 4.25.03

April 8, 2005

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