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Kalamazoo officer dies after fight with breast cancer

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Lisa Moore Zuk

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer and K9 handler has died after a battle with breast cancer.

Sgt. Zuk was a 14 ½ year veteran of Public Safety who served as a Public Safety Officer, K-9 Handler, Field Training Officer, Recruiter, and a Sergeant in the Edison Neighborhood.  Her K9 partner was Ori.

She graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College with an associates degree and then completed her Bachelors Degree at Western Michigan University.

She was best known in the area for driving a pink patrol car, which was given to her as a gift from KDPS after she was began her battle with breast cancer.

The visitation for Zuk will be Sunday, December 6 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Langeland Family Funeral Homes – Westside Chapel on 9th Street in Kalamazoo.  The funeral will be Monday, December 7 at 11:00am.

.An Account has been set up at Lake Michigan Credit Union under “Zuk Benefit Fund”. A donation can be made at any of their locations.




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  • Dexter X

    Cancer is preventable and curable. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy causes cancers.

    IR instead of mammography and no one has to ever die from breast cancer treatments.

    Cancer centers make money killing us with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

    The cancer Center only has two things to sell and both will kill you.

    You don’t die from breast cancer, you die from chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

    • Commonsense

      Wow, could you show a little sympathy for this officer’s family instead of bitching about healthcare. Cancer treatment which is NOT all bad!

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