Patricio E. "Patrick" Zamarripa
1983 - 2016
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Patricio "Patrick" E. Zamarripa, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilkerson Greines Athletic Center, 5201 Ca Roberson Blvd., Fort Worth. Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Rosary: 6 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Greines Athletic Center. Patricio "Patrick" E. Zamarripa was born to Enrique and Valerie Zamarripa on Aug. 15, 1983, in Fort Worth, where he was also raised. He is the second child of three. Patrick graduated from R.L. Paschal High School where he played baseball and played the trumpet in the band. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served his Country valiantly. After three tours in Iraq, he returned home to Fort Worth and answered his calling to law enforcement as a police officer. In 2010, he graduated from the police academy and joined the ranks of the Dallas Police Department. In 2013, he and his soul-mate Kristy, welcomed their beautiful baby girl Lyncoln Rae Zamarripa, to whom Patrick referred to as his "new reason for life." He also loved his stepson, Dylan, whom he called his "Little Buddy." Patrick was an extreme patriot of community, state and country. He had a passion for all things sports and loved to represent his favorite teams. He was so much to so many: a loving father, spouse, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, godfather and friend to all. He loved his family and friends with all he had. His passion for life and the love he always gave will live through all who knew him and his legacy will forever carry on in all of our hearts. He was always a protector to many here on earth and will now be our protector in the heavens. Patrick, you are our hero, fly high and soar with the doves. "Remember kid, there are heroes and there are legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you'll never go wrong..." Patrick was preceded in death by his uncle, Larry "Bebe" Martinez; and grandparents, Agapito Zamarripa and Larry R. Martinez. Survivors: Soul-mate, Kristy Villasenor; daughter, Lyncoln Rae Zamarripa; stepson, Dylan Hoover; parents, Enrique Zamarripa and Valerie Zamarripa; stepmother, Maria Zamarripa; siblings, Laura Zamarripa and Carlos Zamarripa; step-brothers; stepsister; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Published in Star-Telegram on Jul. 14, 2016.
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July 8, 2019
You are never forgotten, brother. I stood with you then, and I stand for you now.
Hard to believe it's been three years. We'll never forget everything you did for your nation and your community.
Scott Connell
Military
July 11, 2017
It's been a year but it seems like yesterday. Thank you for your service. Prayers for the repose of your soul and those for those you left behind.
Cruz Juarez
July 9, 2017
Never forgotten. Our family will honor you always.
Cheryl Croft
July 8, 2017
My love prayers n condolences to the family.im from a law enforcement family and tdc officers too....i have great respect for all our LEOS.....r.i.p. Patricio
Jai Tyler
July 7, 2017
May we never forget the bravery and love of our police officers. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13
Jeanetha Wemken
Friend
July 7, 2017
Jerry and janet Ohren
July 27, 2016
My condolences to the Zamarripa family...May you find comfort and peace in this time of such a tragedy...Patrick Zamarripa Thank you for your service and continue to watch over your family from paradise....RIP
Frank & Amy Fierro
July 26, 2016
July 19, 2016
May god bless you and your family. Rest in peace brother!
Raymond Zamarripa
July 18, 2016
Rick and Valerie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. We were saddened to hear about this great tragedy and saddened even more when we learned that one of the officers was your son. Know that God is very close to you and cares about all of you. We will continue to pray for you. May the Lord bless you, we love you!
Carlos & Maria Puente
July 17, 2016
It is with complete sadness I write this: To the family of Officer Zamarripa, know that you are not alone during this difficult time. As part of this nation I stand with you to mourn your loss. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord guide you, protect you and give you strength.
S. Ramirez
July 17, 2016
Valerie, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry I wasn't able to tell you in person. I love your family and hate that you are all suffering. I will continue to pray for your family's healing.
Vashni Frias
July 17, 2016
May you rest in peace.....
Maria P
July 16, 2016
May you rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
R Rivera
July 16, 2016
Our Deepest Condolences.. Our Thoughts And Prayers To The Zamarripa Family..
From The Herrera/Padilla Family's.
We Love You Rosie.
Louis/Julia Padilla
July 16, 2016
Thank you for your services. Rest In Peace. You will be missed.
Rita Aguilar-Buda
July 16, 2016
May you rest in peace, Patrick...My most sincere condolences to the Zammaripa family.
Melissa Rios
July 16, 2016
Rest in peace , Thank you for your service , May God bless your family and friends!
Robin Elkins
July 16, 2016
May your soul rest in peace in the Glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Elsa Nuno
July 16, 2016
RIP Officer Zamarrripa. Our condolences to the family.
Eguia Family
July 16, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Zamarripa. I pray that God give you comfort, peace, strength and acceptance during this time of grief. Time will heal, but he will never be forgotten. His service is greatly appreciated!
- Lillian Trevino
Lillian Trevino
July 16, 2016
God Bless you and your family. Thank you for your service. RIP
MJ Pegram
July 16, 2016
With deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May your memories bring you peace. He will be missed by all.
Barbara McNeese
July 16, 2016
My condolences to the Zamarripa family. Love and prayers to all those brave young men and women who protect and serve our great nation.
Sandy Messer
July 16, 2016
My condolence and prayers to all his family and friends God give them the strength to get thru this!!
Thank you for your service you will be missed!!
Rest peacefully in peradise Patrick.
Jasmine James
July 16, 2016
My heart goes out to Patricio ' family. My deepest condolences. I am grateful per the person he was and his dedication for our well being. I pray for God's healing touch at this time of grief and sorrow. God's speed.
July 16, 2016
May the memory of Patrick stay with his friends & family forever. He was a true hero. I am sending many prayers your way. I am so truly sorry for your loss!
H. O'Brien
July 16, 2016
Rest in peace.
July 16, 2016
Me deepest condolences and prayers for the entire family. He was a great man. He left a great legacy. He will not be forgotten. I believe I ran into him at a military base once before. His name caught my eye because our family name is Samarripa. I often wondered if we were related in some way because our family history reflects Zamarripa also. I pray the lord to give you peace of mine, heart and soul.
Priscilla Samarripa Garcia
July 16, 2016
Jesus wept ~ John 11:35
Officer H. Schilling-Wallace #630 - Retired Arlington Police Department
July 16, 2016
Rest in Peace
Cindy Dineen
July 16, 2016
My family and I THANK YOU for your service, compassion for others and love of FAMILY. I am so proud to be a party of your family. Rest in Peace.
Linda Zamarripa
July 16, 2016
Blessings to officer Zamarripa family. Im so sorry to hear of your loss. Know it's. Hero's. Like him that this world so in need of. You must be so proud to have raised such a brave Hero. He is now a solider of God. For the Lord takes the best.were praying for your famy & love one's. The loss of this world is Heaven gain. No words can take away your hurt, even if so many didnt get to meet this Hero personally, we mourn with you. May the love of the Lord be your strength.
Lydia Samarripa Rocha
July 15, 2016
I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm praying God comforts you. I'm heartbroken for your family. Ever since this happened I have felt so sick with saddness, I can only imagine what y'all are going through losing Patrick the way you did. Please know that there's so many people praying for you including myself. He will never be forgotten.
Yolanda Isaacs
July 15, 2016
Jacqueline Allen
July 15, 2016
The world needs more people like Patrick. I pray for his family to find peace and comfort in the days and months ahead. You were all blessed to have known & loved him. Thank you, Patrick...a million times over. God Bless.
Connie F.
July 15, 2016
May Patricio's soul rest in peace and may God bring comfort to his family during this difficult time. Condolences to the Zamarripa family.
Lorena Guzman
July 15, 2016
My condolences to your family in this time of pain. May the lord give you the strength you need to continue. Dios los bendiga. The Soto Family
Marcela Soto
July 15, 2016
KE EN PAZ DESCANSE..PATRICK ZAMARRIPA...UN ANGEL Y UN HEROE MAS K DIOS NECECITABA EN EL CIELO...MI MAS SENTIDO PESAME A LA ESPOSA DE El Y A SUS PADRES Y AL RESTO DE LA FAMILIA...
El VIVIRA POR SIEMPRE EN NUESTROS CORAZONES X K FUE UN GRAN AMIGO Y UN GRAN POLICIA QUE DIO SU VIDA POR CUIDAR DE LOS DEMAS....EN NUESTROS CORAZONES POR SIEMPRE PATRICK ZAMARRIPA....((PRESENTE..)))
Vicky LUNA TOVARES
July 15, 2016
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family! To me Patrick back then but Officer Zamarripa now I just want to say thank you for serving our country and protecting our community... I will always remember our last encounter and I pray that you REST IN PEACE! Paschal Panthers Baby!
Anquisha Williams
July 15, 2016
My condolences to the Zamarripa family
Mary Obryant
July 15, 2016
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
July 15, 2016
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service to this country. May God provide comfort and healing to all of those who love you.
July 15, 2016
May our Heavenly Father hold you in His arms and a choir of angels welcome you home. May God deliver peace and comfort to your family and loved ones. From a grateful nation, thank you ever so much for your patriotism and dedicated service. We pray for all your brothers in blue and their families as well. Rest in peace in your place of honor with our Lord.
July 15, 2016
I'm so so sorry for your loss. I know there's no words or hugs that can comfort you now. May god give the family courage, love during this awful time. Keeping you all in my prayers. God will give you strength. Julie Lopez Ft worth Texas, north side.,I'm so so sorry for your loss. I know there's no words or hugs that can comfort you now. May god give the family courage, love during this awful time. Keeping you all in my prayers. God will give you strength. Julie Lopez Ft worth Texas, north side.
Julie Lopez
July 15, 2016
I'm so so sorry for your loss. I know there's no words or hugs that can comfort you now. May god give the family courage, love during this awful time. Keeping you all in my prayers. God will give you strength. Julie Lopez Ft worth Texas, north side.,I'm so so sorry for your loss. I know there's no words or hugs that can comfort you now. May god give the family courage, love during this awful time. Keeping you all in my prayers. God will give you strength. Julie Lopez Ft worth Texas, north side.
Julie Lopez
July 15, 2016
Valerie, So sorry for your loss, may your son Patrick rest in peace. My condolences to you, Elsa, Nicolas and the rest of Patrick's loved ones.

From Dora Escobar and family
July 15, 2016
Val,
My heart and prayers are with you. The loss of one so dear is heartbreaking for all of us . A beautiful young man is in God's hands.
My prayers always,
Sandra Staley ( Jrnnifer's mother)
July 15, 2016
Thank you Patrick for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Many people around the country appreciate you and everything you've done.
Robert Curtis
July 15, 2016
My deepest condolences to the loved ones of Officer Zamarripa. May the beautiful memories drown out the pain. Praying for you all!

Officer Zamarripa,

Thank you for your service and devotion to us all. You truly are a hero. I did not have the honor of personally knowing you but through the words of your loved ones have come to know what an extraordinary person you were. Your legacy of love and complete devotion to others will live on in the hearts of all you touched, even those like myself who never knew you.
Andrea Hernandez
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