Zachary D Cottongim

End of Watch: Saturday, December 18, 2021

Biographical Info

Age: 29

Tour of Duty: 7 years, 3 months

Rank: Patrol Officer

Assignment: First Division

Badge Number: 7239

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision

Date of Incident: Saturday, December 18, 2021

Incident Location: Interstate 64 West near Mellwood Avenue exit

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Suspect Info: Not applicable

Case Status: Closed

Zachary Cottongim


Officer Zachary Cottongim was struck and killed by an automobile as he attended to a wrecked vehicle on the side of I-64 West near the Mellwood Avenue exit.

He was standing on the side of the interstate when he was struck by a passing vehicle.

Officer Cottongim was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Cottongim had served the department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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