|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1983|
I still remember the first time I met Mark Zimmerman. He was a new patrol rookie and had made his first arrest. His Field Training Officer, a friend of mine, introduced him to me. What struck me first was his smile and outgoing personality.
He was proud to be a HPD officer. I would later have the opportunity to work closely with him when he did a rotation though my division. Always smiling, Mark was always fun and upbeat.
Mark loved being a police officer and helping people as he worked the nightshift Traffic/Accident Division, his final assignment. He was truly dedicated to his duties, and especially wanted to save lives by removing drunk drivers off the streets of Houston. Mark would often come in to work on his night off to work the DWI Task Force. Sadly, it was one of those nights when he was killed.
Mark was scarcely a mile from the station when he was met head-on by a wrong-way drunk driver at the top of an overpass. It was too late to slow or even turn away. Officer Mark S. Zimmerman was killed instantly. The drunk driver, who had just left the convention center, was also killed.
It's hard to believe that Mark has been gone for 30 years now. It still seems like yesterday that Houston lost a good officer and we lost a dear friend and brother. We still miss you Mark.
** Thank you Matthew Jenkins for transferring Mark's memorial to me. **
Mark S. Zimmerman
1957 - 1983
POLICE OFFICER & FRIEND
Memorial Oaks Cemetery
Plot: Section 14
Maintained by: Tx☆Oma
Originally Created by: Susann
Record added: Sep 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76737272
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