Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Marco Antonio Zarate

Bellaire Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Marco Antonio Zarate

Rest in peace Officer Zarate.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 27, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 12, 2020

Thank you for service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 12, 2020

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

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 12, 2017

"We ride for those who died"
I have the honor of riding Motor Support for fallen hero Officer Marco Zarate in this years Police Unity Tour. After receiving the assignment I learned that like me Officer Zarate served in the USMC and like me he is married with three daughters. May the Good Lord comfort and bless his family and fellow Bellaire Officers. We will never forget our Brother.

Sgt.(Ret.)Reverend Greg Boyle
Chaplain, Police Unity Tour

April 20, 2017

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

September 26, 2016

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

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

August 18, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Moahwk Police Department

August 8, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

August 4, 2016

On behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA, our prayers are with the immediate family of Officer Marco Antonio Zarate and the extended law enforcement family of the Bellaire Police Department. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13). Thank you for your service Officer Zarate.

Paul Lee (Ret. Capt. Chattanooga PD)
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA

August 2, 2016

RIP brother

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

August 1, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Marco was killed.

To the Zarate family, fellow officers, and all who call Marco beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

My son was your brother in green as well as blue so I thank you also for your service in the Corps and bid you semper fi.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Zarate gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 12, 2016

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 31, 2016

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Sons of God."
Matthew 5:9

A/ Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

July 30, 2016

Prayers to the entire Zarate family. Rest In Peace brother.

Sergeant Stacey Arnold
Ohio State Highway Patrol

July 28, 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, Police Officer Marco Zarate. 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

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department

July 20, 2016

Police officer Marco Zarate 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! Thank you for your service. Warrior and guardian. Only GOD knows.

Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 19, 2016

See you on the other side brother, rest in peace Marine Semper Fi

LT Mark Pelzer
Alabama Department of corrections

July 19, 2016

Rest in peace Brother.

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

July 19, 2016

My wife met you and yours at an exercise bootcamp. She told me how wonderful the two of you were. I wish I cold have experienced that. Fear not we got from here.

Sergeant C McHugh

July 19, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Marco Antonio Zarate and the extended law enforcement family of the Bellaire Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 12, 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

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