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

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. May you rest in peace.

Off. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

April 19, 2011

Officer Zapata GOD speed to you our brother and may GOD bless your family and all our brothers and sisters with KDPS during this time of sorrow.

D/Lt.
Michigan State Police

April 19, 2011

RIP and may god bless you and your family. Thank you for the sacrafices you have made.

PPAII Roger Burton
Missouri Probation Parole

April 19, 2011

Officer Zapata thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!

Lieutenant
Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

April 19, 2011

R I P Brother til we meet again.

Fire Fighter Bryan J. Murphy
Leonidas Twp. Fire/Rescue (Mi)

April 19, 2011

"We Remember the Officers"
We remember the officers who changed our lives,
The men and woman who protected us day and night,
People who respect for their dedication to the cause,
For when faced with danger, they never even pause.

We remember the officers who always stood true,
Whatever the color of uniform, brown gray or blue,
With pride and integrity they say "To serve and protect",
For the giving of their life, we offer our respect.

We remember the officers who we never really knew,
Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,
With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,
There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.

Citizen
Grand Rapids, MI

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

The ultimate sacrifice for the safety of others. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. RIP Brother.

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

RIP Brother Zapta..It's your time to patrol the streets of heaven...Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and Kalamazoo Public Safety....

Erik and Bobbi Reep
Pangburn,Ar Police Dept.

April 19, 2011

Officer Zapata,
Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

April 19, 2011

Rest in Peace...

detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

April 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Sir..

DUSM R. Watson
USMS E/MI

April 19, 2011

I went to school with Eric he was always the joker a great guy at heart and always there if you needed a friend! Seen him about a year ago and I can remember messing with him tellin him that I was speeding all the way to the party! He just gave me that smirk and said don't worry ill have them waiting for ya on ur way home! Hahaha you were such a great friend,father and officer you will truly be missed! I love you man! I stand proud to have know such a great man! R.I.P. EZ!

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

R.I.P. brother

detective
Kentwood pd

April 19, 2011

The Detroit Police Officers Association expresses its deepest and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Officer Eric Zapata and to the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. Your extended Law Enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Zapata, thank you for your service to your community and country. You will never be forgotten. Heros Live on. Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

P.O. Bernard J. Cybulski
Detroit Police Officers Association

April 19, 2011

I will miss you not wanting to eat my food in the station house, and not paying for it when you do. I love you Brother, and I will miss your smile everyday. A Cops Cop. I enjoyed working with you buddy.

Public Safety Officer
City of Kalamazoo DPS

April 19, 2011

We've never met, but as a resident of Kalamazoo, I appreciate the sacrifices you, your family's and your brethren make to keep us safe. I am so sorry you had to make the ultimate sacrifice and will keep your family and fellow officers in my prayers, as will many you have never known. May God take you by his side and watch over your family and continue to protect those for whom you care.

Keeping you in thought and sending prayers for those left behind.

Kalamazoo resident

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

I worked with Eric years ago when he graduated from college. He's been a great friend and he always gave you a smile to lift your spirits. Eric had a gentle, kind personality. He loved being a police officer above all else. I will miss him very much. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. They are in my thoughts and prayers.

Peace, my friend.

Kevin Denhof Chief of Security
Friend

April 19, 2011

A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steve Marshall
Washington, NH. Police Department

April 19, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with PSO Zapata family and the men and women of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Saftey. RIP PSO Zapata.

Ofc. Shaun Kozal
Whitehall Police Department
Muskegon County Honor Guard

Ofc. Shaun Kozal
Whitehall Police Dept

April 19, 2011

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

April 19, 2011

Hard to hear of a loss so close to home. Prayers to Eric's family but also to his fellow officers and dispatchers who will live with this loss for the rest of their lives.
God Speed Officer Zapata.

Mary Agay Cook Retired
Portage Police Department

April 19, 2011

A criminal element you were not afraid to confront for the sake of protecting the citizens of your community. I don't believe a simple thank you is enough to convey how we appreciate your service and sacrifice. However, for many of us it is more than just two words. In a case like this, it comes from the heart. Your actions more than likely prevented a madman from committing more violence. A very heartfelt thank you, officer Zapata.

Officer retired
Bflo ny PD

April 19, 2011

RIP Brother.

Mike Rayburn - Retired
Saratoga Springs, NY

April 19, 2011

Eric, we will miss you. We will miss that great smile, outgoing personality and joking nature. Our hearts can't express the loss we feel for you and your family, our loss as well. You are kind to everyone. God bless and keep you.

Kim Marciniak
KDPS

April 19, 2011

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

April 19, 2011

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