Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Security Supervisor Joseph Peter Zangaro

Berrien County Trial Court, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, July 11, 2016

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Reflections for Security Supervisor Joseph Peter Zangaro

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

July 11, 2020

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

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

July 11, 2020

Rest in peace Security Supervisor Zangaro.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 17, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 11, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

Miss you Joe, always tell others the story about when you and your dog went out west bird hunting and ended up at some farmers house scaring the fainting goats for 2 hours and that you haven't laughed for 2 hours straight forever but enjoyed acting like a kid. You were a great friend, father, dad and grandpa. Rest in peace buddy, you earned it.

Retired Captain
Kalamazoo Public Safety

July 12, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir, you are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

July 11, 2017

God bless you my brother and fellow Michigan State Police Trooper. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, fellow troopers, and fellow deputies. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

September 26, 2016

God's peace and speed Supervisor Zangaro. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

August 18, 2016

Rest in eternal peace, brother, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Department of Prisons

July 22, 2016

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

July 20, 2016

Rest in Peace, Security Supervisor Joe Zangaro. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

July 20, 2016

I worked for Joe when I was detailed from the Battle Creek Police Department to the Michigan State Police's Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET). Joe was not only a classy and professional cop, but, and more importantly, he was just a damned good guy! I still can vividly recall the sound of his laughter when we would be joking around in the office. I am sure my SWET brethren were in attendance at his funeral to pay their last respects. I was definitely there in spirit. Take care "Zman."

Special Agent Jeff Armstrong
Homeland Security Investigations

July 20, 2016

Security Supervisor Joseph Zingaro has gone 10-42....... thank you for your service you will be missed but not forgotten

Security Officer James Hallgrimson
Blue Steel Security Services

July 20, 2016

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 19, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Security Supervisor Joseph Zangaro and the extended law enforcement family of the Berrien County Trial Court, Michigan.

End of Watch: Monday, July 11, 2016

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 19, 2016

Rest in Peace brother.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, retired Officer
El Cajon Police Department

July 18, 2016



July 18, 2016

RIP brother Joseph.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Investigator D. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

July 18, 2016

Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue. Prayers out for your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless you Sir.

Former Deputy/Jail Officer
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

July 18, 2016

R.I.P. Brother, may God watch over you, your Family, and Co-Workers, & Friends. Brother rest a sure you have been the guiding light for all Brothers & Sisters to follow and NEVER forget you are LOVED, Now it's time for all of our Brothers & Sisters to follow your light and bring peace to your City, State, & Nation. GOD has called you home now where you will have other duties we will take it from here, Brother you have worked hard and your work will NOT go unnoticed, from another Brother in Blue Retired 34 years.

Chief Wayne Van (Retired)

July 18, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss

Jacquie Rebel survivor

July 17, 2016

They lived as guardians of the court and died as martyrs of justice.


July 17, 2016

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:

David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 16, 2016

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Psalm 37:39-40
Rest in peace brother.

Corrections Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County (Minneapolis)- ACF

July 16, 2016

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