"Anthony M. Zamora was born to be a police officer. His blood ran BLUE."

Those are the words of Corpus Christi Police Department Capt. Anthony Sanders, who is asking that the public support Zamora's family in their time of need.

Zamora was 28 years old. He passed away Dec. 10, 2017. He was an advisor at CCPD Explorer Post #133, and as Capt. Sanders described him, he was "a brother, and a friend."

Though Zamora wanted to be a police officer, he spent his life battling with medical issues that kept him from pursuing that dream. Instead, he chose to assist in the training and development of those who aim to be the future of the police force. He was able to do that through the CCPD Explorer Program.

He did a lot for the Program, and Capt. Sanders said that Post #133 wants to do what they can to help Zamora's family.

"Anthony battled throughout his life with his medical issues yet still never failed to be at almost every event, training, and anything that the Post or the PD needed him for," Sanders wrote in an email Monday. "Anthony's family is not only struggling with his sudden loss, but also with expenses of having to bury their loved one."

Post #133 has created a GoFundMe to help the Zamora's with funeral expenses. They also donated the first $500 in hopes of raising a total of $7,000.

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