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Police Officer Lesley Marie Zerebny

Palm Springs Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 8, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Lesley Marie Zerebny


I was thinking about You Tonight.
May You Rest-in-Peace.

Michael B. Parlor

November 21, 2022

My dear Indio High school and Track and cross-country friend. I guess you and I were one of the few that stayed on the right path and continued our careers on law-enforcement .
I was present at your viewing in Palm Springs and also at your burial in Coachella.
I visit you at your grave from time to time, coz I also have my little brother and grandma there.
May you rest in peace, and you are not forgotten by your high school friends and us in the Law-Enforcement field.
Sincerely your Long time friend.

Jesus (Jesse) Rodriguez

Jesse Rodriguez
Corcoran Police Dept./ CDC-Corcoran

July 30, 2022

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 8, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Zerebny. You and your partner made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. You will not be forgotten.

Police Detective Kevin Shum
Stockton School Police

October 7, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Zerebny.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 23, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting your father this last weekend out in the desert off roading. He was flying a Officer blue line US flag on his truck . My son Alhambra Ryan Stringer, EOW 7/10/11 was our common ground and we shed a tear together talking about you both. Its a shame we have to meet under these conditions but we both are forever proud of you both. I believe there is a special place in heaven with God for those who believe and maybe you could look up Ryan and say Hi for me. Thank you for you service and I will keep your family in my Prayers. Sonny Stringer

Embert Stringer
Alhambra Police Department, California

February 13, 2019

thank you for your service and sacrifice . you will never be forgotten .

DST Delizo

October 8, 2018

I never met you Lesley, but I knew you this day 2 years ago. You are not lost in the recesses of my mind but a sister, I think of often. You will never be forgotten.

NJ Juvenile Justice Commission

October 8, 2018

Rest my sister in a better place. May you always watch out for your family and members of your department.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 8, 2018

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 remember the day I heard about your passing. I had just returned from maternity leave and our babies were the same age at the time of your murder. My heart ached for you, for your baby, and for your law enforcement husband who has to carry on this life without you. You are never forgotten and I think of your strength when this job gets hard. Rest in peace, Officer Zerebny.

Officer Chelsea North
Park City Police Department

April 6, 2018

Lesley, I remember the day I got the phone call Saying Palm Springs Officer’s down (11-99). My heart sank and I prayed that you were okay. It always hits close to home anytime an Officer, Deputy, or other Law Enforcement professional is killed, but this hit especially close to home. There is not a day that goes by I don’t think about you, your beautiful baby girl Cora, or Zack. You were without a doubt a light shining brightly in this world. I will always cherish the fact that I had the privilege of knowing you. We all miss you so much.

Deputy 192
Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.

March 17, 2018

Every time i think about you and that day 10/08/2016 when i heard the news is like I'm back to that day. I am so proud of you and your service, i know you are in a better place and god is watching over and protecting your great family including your little one. I am glad i had to chance to meet you personally and maybe that is why this tragedy hit me hard, your husband will raise a beautiful daughter and he will honor his badge and the code of the department i once worked for as well. i can promise you i will do my best to become the best deputy i can be, just like you did when you became a police officer.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee
LASD Class #429

February 25, 2018

I remember the day I read the devastating news. I was deeply saddenned for you and your family. Your life and the life of your family's was completely disregarded. My son is the age of your daughter,and my husband is a Deputy, just how your is. My deepest condolonces to your family. Your baby girl will grow up to know the courageous hero her mother was. Officer Zerebny, thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Recruit
LASD Class #429

February 25, 2018

My absolute respect goes out to Officer Zerebny. No amount of words can express the gratitude and respect I have for those who wore the cloth of our Nation's Law Enforcement Officers. I am so heart wrenched and disheartened that one person's wicked action took you away from more time with your husband and to watch your child grow, but I am absolutely proud and thankful for those like you with a courageous heart and stern dedication to do what is right and noble in the face of adversary is just truly awe inspiring and unfathomable to those who will never understand the burden that you and those before you bear on a daily basis. My family and I thank you parents of Officer Zerebny for raising such an outstanding daughter and Citizen, to her husband and child I have only the slightest idea how much life has changed, I pray that God brings you both comfort and great healing, my heart aches for you both, I pray for absolute joy in your live's together. God bless you Zerebny family and Semper Fidelis.

Romero, Kyle
Covina, CA

February 24, 2018

OFFICER ZEREBNY - I did not know you but I respect the service you gave to Palm Springs. THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! I did know your partner: Officer Gil Vega. Your love of our Lord Jesus tells me your in heaven. I am looking forward to seeing you with Gil and Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, I attended your memorial service at the P.S.P.D. police station. While there it was an honor to speak with your dad. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY !!!

ARMY / FIRE VET- Frank Perio
friend of Gil Vega and P.S.P.D.

October 10, 2017

Rest In Peace Sister. We Honor you on the 1st anniversary of your E.O.W. We pray for your family and your family in blue.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 8, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Lesley. You are not forgotten.

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

October 8, 2017

Each and every day i will honor you and all of those who have put their lives at risk for the safety of my family and i. Your child will grow up to know that her mother was a hero, and your brothers and sisters in law enforcement continue to maintain peace between chaos and order


September 17, 2017

Rest in peace, sister and brother. Betsy Beckner, former
HM1/E6/USN and former EMT. Thank you to your brothers and sisters, and you, for keeping me safe from harm when I did my job.

Betsy Beckner
Retired Emergency Room Nurse, Veteran, and former EMT

July 31, 2017

Officer Zerebny, I will be reading your name tonight at our local law enforcement memorial. Rest in peace sister, we will take it from here. Peace to you and your family.

Chief Craig Yehlik
New Richmond Police Department

May 16, 2017

A sacrifice never forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend.

Officer M. Chavez
Hemet PD

April 11, 2017

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

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 17, 2016

I was lucky enough to go through the academy with Officer Zerebny. She was an outstanding person both in her career and personal life. She loved life and was tough as nails. Her husband is a stand up individual whom I have greatly enjoyed working with. I am so proud my law enforcement career has allowed me to work with these two heroes. God bless you Zack and rest in peace Lesley.

Deputy Walker

December 8, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may your rest in peace.

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

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