Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Public Safety Officer Eric Emiliano Zapata

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 2011

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Reflections for Public Safety Officer Eric Emiliano Zapata

Officer Zapata,
I am saddened to hear about your sensless death. Your friends and family will be in my thoughts and prayers. You are a true hero and your community and this country is forever in your debt. Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.

Sgt Ncye
Broward Sheriff's Office

April 20, 2011

You will not be forgotten. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Please watch over the rest of us. RIP

Senior Police Officer Ralph Goar
Lindenhurst Police Department, IL

April 20, 2011

May God grant your family and friends the strength to get through these difficult times. Heroes will never be forgotten and you, Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata, are a hero. I salute you SIR. R.I.P. Brother.

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police, Australia

April 20, 2011

God's peace and speed Officer Zapata. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/OnR. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

April 20, 2011

My sympathys to family and fellow officers.RIP Officer Eric Zapata

Christina Brookhart
Mother of Deputy Don McCutcheon EOW 2/8/2010

April 19, 2011

I never had the privilege of meeting or knowing PSO Zapata, but I knew him extremely well by his character. What kind of man runs toward a report of a "man with a gun" or that of "shots fired"? The kind of man that would choose to place himself in harms way for others....A POLICE OFFICER.
Eric received a radio call of just that "man with a gun" & "shots fired" and as a police officer he did his duty and responded into harms way. It is said that bravery doesnt mean your not scared....it means you go anyway. Eric's actions exemplify bravery, and he will always be remembered as such.

God Bless & God Speed

CPL Keith VanValkenburgh
Dearborn Heights PD (MI)

April 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer Zapata, a senseless tragedy as all have been before, but not in vain, you will be remembered by all who new you, and all who took an oath as you did. May God be with you, your family and the Kalamazoo Public Safety at this time. GODSPEED!

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Dept. NH

April 19, 2011

We shall never forget you and your sacrifice. In Valor there is Hope.

--Your Brothers and Sisters to the North.

Officer
Grand Rapids Police Department

April 19, 2011

Off Zapata, may you rest in peace our brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Department

April 19, 2011

Our hearts and prayers go out to the members of this hero's family and the family he kept at work at the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. "SPES IN VIRTUE".....In valor there is hope.

Officer Gene "Jitters" Tobin #158
Grand Rapids Police

April 19, 2011

My wife and I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Zapata's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. R.I.P. Officer Zapata, we'll carry on for you.

Sergeant Mike Allen
California Highway Patrol

April 19, 2011

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

April 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother

JPD 056

April 19, 2011

Officer Zapata died trying to make a difference in this mean world where we live . He is a hero and In Gods hands,
may God bless his family

Ralph Sullivan
Atlanta Police Dept. Retired

April 19, 2011

MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF OFFICER ZAPATA. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH THE LOVE AND PEACE OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON , JESUS CHRIST. OFFICER ZAPATA, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,SC

April 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Sir..........

Officer Thomas Wiederhold,Retired
Fort Worth Texas PD

April 19, 2011

Thank you for your service. Rest easy, Brother; we'll take it from here....

Ofc T. Elliott 142
Battle Creek Police Department

April 19, 2011

Officer Zapata,

Thank you for your service to our profession. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Officer
Henderson (NV) Police Department

April 19, 2011

Rest in peace, your service will not be forgotten.

Dispatch, Jody Miller
Millersville Police TN

April 19, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Eric Zapata. You are a true Hero in every sense of the word!!

Sgt Robert Hager
Clare County Sheriff Office

April 19, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother. Know you killer did the right thing and took his own life. He will not kill again. My condolences to your Family and the Kalamazoo DPS.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

April 19, 2011

Very Sorry To Hear Of The Loss Of Officer Zapata. May God Bless You And All Of Your Family.

Reserve Officer T. Dean
Jackson City Police Dept.

April 19, 2011

Rest In Peace

ACRES
SCOTT COUNTY TN

April 19, 2011

God Bless Officer Zapata. All the best to your family and Kalamazoo DPS. Rest in Peace

Officer (Ret)
Grand Rapids Police

April 19, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless the Zapata family and all of the Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers during the loss of our fallen brother.

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

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