Eric Zapata

9:37 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Memorial unveiled for slain Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer

Lead in text: 
Eric Zapata was killed in the line of duty in 2011
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Connie Bernal had worried that with the passing of time, the memory of her son, slain Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata, and the sacrifice he made would fade for some. But on Wednesday, she said that concern was forever put to rest.
9:10 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Governor Snyder signs bill to rename stretch of I-94 after slain Kalamazoo Public Safety officer

Lead in text: 
Eric Zapata was shot and killed in the line of duty in April of 2011.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Tuesday that will name a 25-mile stretch of I-94 in Kalamazoo County in honor of Kalamazoo Public Safety officer Eric Zapata, who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. The bill cleared the Michigan House of Representatives April 18, the two-year anniversary of Zapata's death.
WMUK News
3:53 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Zapata memorial highway bill approved

Banner at Zapata's 2011 memorial service
Credit WMUK

Interstate 94 in Kalamazoo County is just a step away from being renamed in honor of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty. State lawmakers have approved a bill to call the 25-mile stretch of freeway the "Officer Eric Zapata Memorial Highway".

Zapata was a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer who was killed while investigating reports of shots fired in the Edison neighborhood in April 2011.

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SW Michigan
3:41 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Zapata memorial highway bill advances

Credit WMUK

A bill on its way to the state House would rename part of I-94 in honor of a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer killed in 2011. M-Live Kalamazoo reports that the measure was unanimously approved by the state Senate Wednesday. It would name the 25-mile stretch of the freeway in Kalamazoo County as the “Eric Zapata Memorial Highway”.

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7:22 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Stretch of I-94 through Kalamazoo could be named after slain Kalamazoo Public Safety officer

Lead in text: 
The bill would rename about 25 miles of I-94 in honor of the only Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer killed in the line of duty.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - I-94 in Kalamazoo County would become Officer Eric Zapata Memorial Highway under a bill now in the Michigan Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday heard testimony on a bill to name I-94 through Kalamazoo County for Zapata, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer who was killed in the line of duty in April 2011.