The family of Officer Zapata will make a statement to the media this morning. I cannot even imagine the emotions that they have lived through in the last 48 hours. Heavy heart and my prayers to that family.
Meanwhile The Cuff and Ladder Fund will be collecting donations for Officer Zapata's family and for funeral expenses. Any donations for the PSO Zapata Memorial Fund can be dropped off at Station 6 care of Officer Orfin. They also can be dropped off at Lake Michigan Credit Union branches, or by mail to P.O. Box 325, Schoolcraft, MI, 49087.