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Sergeant David Jon Zesiger

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, July 3, 1992

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Reflections for Sergeant David Jon Zesiger

Sgt. Zesiger,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Arizona. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 3, 2022

Thank you for your service 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 3, 2020

Remember David as a talented basketball player at Scottsdale Arcadia High School early 1960’s. RIP fellow classmate.

Scottsdale Arcadia classmate

December 17, 2019

Sgt. Zesiger,
On today, the 26th anniversary of death, would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Arizona. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 3, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 27, 2012

My dad is a retired DPS Officer and was great friends with Sergeant Zesiger. I knew him when I was a little girl and to this day remember him as a great man. When he was killed it devastated my family and he will be greatly missed.

Sergeant Dana Flatt-Guilliams
Arizona Department of Corrections

December 18, 2009

SGT. Zesiger your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 28, 2008

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 14, 2007

I was recently hit head on by a drunk driver while on duty. Thankfully, it did not have the same tragic result. Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

July 3, 2007

I have been reading these and these officers are worth more than just a 4 year jail term. Police officers put their lives on the line everyday for everyone. Seems to me like this country need to do something about the DUI and DWI laws. My heart goes out to each and every family of these brave troopers.

Marlene J Riegel
private citizen

May 19, 2007

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Zesiger. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

Four years for a life seems unbelieveable.May you Rest in Peace Sir and may Our Lord continue to stregthen and comfort your loved ones.

July 3, 2006

Zeke is now on the road, DAD, watch over him and keep him safe as always, Sneak a peek on the rest of us when Zeke's code 4.

Narcotics Sergeant

November 9, 2005

I was outraged when I read that Sergent Zesiger's killer was released from prison after serving one year. I cried when I read that after his release, he was arrested AGAIN 4 days later for drunk driving!! I just hope that he didn't killed someone else when behind the wheel. What was that judge thinking!!


*pray for our troops, the ones overseas,along with the ones here who protect and serve us everyday. Thank you

August 20, 2005

It makes me so mad to see people like Sergeant Zesiger's killer go free after killing someone. Police officers like Sergeant Zesiger are our ONLY protection from drunk drivers, and his killer was not brought to proper justice. I am very sorry for the loss of Sgt. Zesiger's life, and I hope that his family is doing well. My goal in life is to wear the badge and stop drunk drivers, in memory of those lost to DUI. I pray that I am able to make a difference like he did. Rest well, you've earned your spot in heaven.

Police Explorer, MD



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