Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael "Zini" Kurinzi

Elizabeth Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 2024

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael "Zini" Kurinzi

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.
Your dedication to service and your ultimate sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

February 25, 2024

Our HEARTS feel the weight of sorrow as we bid farewell to Sergeant Michael "Zini"Kurinzi a Brave Guardian of the Law. The Badge of Honor you wore will Forever Shine Bright in our memories, a symbol of your unwavering Dedication to Protect and Serve!
God Bless,
Sergeant Michael "Zini' Kurinzi and Family

Survivor / Wife Chrisy Henderson
Polk County Sheriff’s Office GA.

February 23, 2024

Rest in Peace, my brother. We have the watch from here in Oklahoma.

Lieutenant Stephen Pappas
Mountain Park Police Department, Oklahoma

February 14, 2024

Rest in peace, Sgt Kurinzi. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 12, 2024

Rest in heavenly peace forever my brother..
You are loved ..
American Hero

Rest in Peace
Sgt. D. Hanna
Minnesota State Patrol. 444
District 3200

February 12, 2024

Sergeant Kurinzi, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

February 11, 2024

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of America’s Peace Officers leave home without the fear of failing to return at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Scripture Supporting the Law Enforcement Mission:

“So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow. For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:2-5 TLB]

Scriptures for Support, Hope, and Comfort:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

Captain Steven R. Closs, (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained Independent Christian Chaplain Ministry
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

February 9, 2024

Dear Chief of Police Giacomo Sacca:

I hope this letter finds you well, though I understand it is an incredibly tough time for you and everyone connected to your department. I am writing to extend my heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences for the loss of Sergeant Michael "Zini" Kurinzi, a brave and dedicated professional.

The news of Sergeant Michael "Zini" Kurinzi’s death has deeply saddened me and my entire family. The sacrifice that he made while protecting and serving your community is a testament to the selfless and courageous nature of law enforcement officers like him. We can never truly comprehend the risks and challenges faced by those in law enforcement, and we are forever indebted to them for their unwavering commitment to keeping us safe.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Michael "Zini" Kurinzi’s family, friends, and colleagues during this immensely challenging time. Their loss is immeasurable, and we can only hope that the outpouring of support from the community can offer some comfort in these trying times.

In times like these, we must remember the positive impact Sergeant Michael "Zini" Kurinzi had on countless lives throughout his life and career. The memories of his dedication, kindness, and professionalism will remain etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege to know him.

To you, Chief of Police Giacomo Sacca, and the entire Elizabeth Police Department, my family and I want to express our gratitude for the vital work you do each day, often in the face of danger and adversity. The sacrifice of your fallen colleague serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that come with your line of duty. Despite the risks, you continue to serve with integrity and unwavering commitment, and for that, we are immensely thankful.

Having served 44 years as a Law Enforcement Professional, my family stands with you during this time of mourning. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to support you and your department during this difficult period.

May the memories of Sergeant Michael "Zini" Kurinzi be a source of strength and may his legacy inspire others to follow in his footsteps of honor and service. We will forever be indebted to the sacrifice he made to keep us safe.

With deepest sympathy,

Don P. Jensen Sr. - PM, PP, PGP, DrE
Chief of Police (retired)

February 8, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

February 8, 2024

RIP my Brother,
I will pray for your Family, Friends & Law Enforcement Family.
Thank you for, your Service, Honor and Sacrifice ><>

Major J.D. Nolin (Ret.)
Chaplain ><>
Brotherhood of Christian Law Enforcement Officers

Major J.D. Nolin (Ret.)
Chaplain ><>
Brotherhood of Christian Law Enforcement Officers

February 8, 2024

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Mike "Zini" Kurinzi, from the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks at the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant succumbs from complications of these deadly attacks. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Sergeant Kuriniz for his service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 8, 2024

Rest in peace, hero. When we think of courage we think of you. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Patricia Harrison

February 8, 2024

You fought the hard battle my brother..you gave your all keeping our country safe out citizens protected...
Until we meet in Valhalla my brother enjoy the rest you so deserve...
You are loved..

Rest in Peace
Sgt. D. Hanna
Minnesota State Patrol. 444
District 3200

February 8, 2024

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

February 7, 2024

RIP Hero. May you forever spend your eternal life with our dear Lord in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all your loved ones. Our country is now a little less safe without you. Thank you for your service.

HEROES NEVER DIE....

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 7, 2024

Rest in peace Brother Michael, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD, Tulsa Police Department

February 7, 2024

Rest in peace Sergeant Kurinzi.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 7, 2024

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

"Semper Fi"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 7, 2024

Till Valhalla Marine! Semper Fidelis

Larry R. Bowman
Trooper, OSHP (Retired)
MSgt USMC (Retired)

February 7, 2024

RIP Sergeant Kurinzi. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Elizabeth

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

February 7, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

February 7, 2024

Rest in Peace Sergeant Kurinzi. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

February 7, 2024

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time..

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 7, 2024

Rest in Peace, sir!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

February 7, 2024

Rest in Peace Sergeant Kurinzi. Your service and bravery is appreciated and will forever be remembered.

Jim Burditt
Parent of Fallen MA State Trooper, Tamar Bucci

February 7, 2024

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