Senior Trooper Richard Dale Cottle

Senior Trooper Richard Dale Cottle

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Richard Dale Cottle

Senior Trooper Richard Cottle was killed in an automobile accident when his cruiser slammed into the rear of a tractor trailer on I-35 just north of Waco during morning fog.

The semi had just been involved in an accident with another tractor trailer and was blocking a travel lane when the accident occurred. Trooper Cottle, who was assigned to the Motor-vehicle Inspection Section, was on his way to testify in a court case when the accident occurred.

Trooper Cottle had served with the Texas Department of Public Safety for almost 30 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 3087

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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