Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Zlatko Sintic

  • Rank: Policeman
  • Serial Number: 15485
  • Division: Devonshire
  • Location: 10350 Reseda Blvd.
  • Date Killed: Thursday, Febuary 12, 1976
  • Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect


Police Officer Zlatko Sintic was shot and killed as he and other officers approached a fast food restaurant in a Northridge shopping center to answer a silent alarm. The gunman held an employee hostage for five and a half hours before taking his own life.

Officer Sintic was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two children.