Bellaire Police Logo, Bellaire, TXThe Bellaire Police Department mourns the tragic death of Motorcycle Officer Marco Zarate, who was killed in the line of duty this afternoon while he was in pursuit of two shoplifters fleeing Meyerland Plaza.  Officer Zarate responded to a call from Talbot's where the two suspects were using box cutters to remove security tags. He pursued them as they sped away from Meyerland, down Beechnut, turning north on Ferris.  Officer Zarate's motorcycle hit a trailer full of lawn equipment and he was transported to the Memorial Hermann Trauma Center where he died.