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

Rest in peace, brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Officer
Wyoming (MI) Police Dept.

April 19, 2011

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin PD

April 19, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and "brothers and sisters" of the KDPS. Eric thank you for bravery, courage, and honor for your community. You rest and watch over us all as we will take the watch from here.

Police Officer
City of Wyoming, Mi

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you, your family, friends, and co-workers. May he also grant them the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead. Rest easy my brother, we will take it from here.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

April 19, 2011

thank you for all that you gave

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

RIP Brother.

PO Staccy Speck
Village of Elsie PD

April 19, 2011

Officer Eric Zapata... Your watch has ended and you served your community with pride and integrity. Our prayers are with you and your family... Rest In Peace my brother

Det. Dave Kelter (retired)
Teaneck N.J.

April 19, 2011

Rest in peace brother. We will keep the fight from here.

I hope in time your family and agency finds peace in your passing.

Enjoy patrol on the streets of heaven.

Police Officer II Dan Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

April 19, 2011

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten by the THIN BLUE LINE.

Ofc. Charles Robson (ret)
Ormond Beach Police Dept.

April 19, 2011

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer Gary Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

April 19, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

April 19, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers to Kalamazoo Public Safety personnel. My deepest heartful prayers and thoughts to the family of Officer Zapata. During your grieving / "healing" process, don't contain your emotions. It maybe weeks, months, or years but let your emotions be heard.

Sgt Curt A. Theune
Spring Lake / Ferrysburg PD (MI)

April 19, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

April 19, 2011

Your entry into Gods kingdom was welcomed by the open loving arms of our Savior Jesus Christ. He knows your heart of love and service to His children in your community and of your vast service to them. Notice all of your new partners have also paid the ultimate in service to their communities. Those brothers and sisters from law enforcment left behind will keep the memory of your dedicated, honorable and loving service alive for years to come. They will also care for your family. Rest in peace brother, In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

April 19, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Zapata. Thank you for your service to your community. Your sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Kalamazoo PS and law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed, Hero.

Kathy B
Citizen

April 19, 2011

RIP Officer Zapata Our prayers are with you family and department

Reserve Officer Danielson
Holland Police Department

April 19, 2011

Rest In Peace

Cpl Jon Gersky
City of Taylor Mi. Police Department

April 19, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the passing of this HERO! It saddens my heart each time another officer lays his life down! May God comfort each of you affected. May you never forget what a HERO Officer Eric Zapata is!

Shelly Ragsdale, Surviving Spouse
Officer Alan Ragsdale EOW 11-27-00

April 19, 2011

My heart goes out to all the members of the KDPS in this horrific time with the loss of one of your own. Many thoughts and prayers at this time.

Lt. Pete Fister
St. Joseph City Fire Dept., St. Joseph, MI

April 19, 2011

Matthew 5:9, RIP brother.

IEA 7441
ICE/ERO/DET

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

They are always there when the call is made, no matter what situation it is, they are there. Always to protect and serve their community...A shameful thing to have happened to one of Our finest. We pray for the Family He was taken away from at the age of 35...Much respect is held in My heart for All, including His Brother's in Arms.

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

may jesus console his fellow officers and family and angels lead him into paradise may my dear son in heaven since 2010 show him around paradise

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

The loss of Eric is felt by the rest of the country. You will always be remembered! The cause is just and you have been and will be a hero!

Detective John Campbell
Chicago Police

April 19, 2011

A true hero - Rest in Peace Officer Zapata.

Trooper
Michigan State Police

April 19, 2011

Thank you for your service to your community and RIP. GOD be with your family.

MPO Richard Costello
Purcellville, VA Police Dept

April 19, 2011

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