End of Watch: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Tour of Duty: 7 years, 3 months
Rank: Patrol Officer
Assignment: First Division
Badge Number: 7239
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
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.
Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville, KY)
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