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Senior Trooper Richard Dale Cottle | Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Senior Trooper

Richard Dale Cottle

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 30 years

Badge # 3087

Cause: Automobile accident

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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.

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Rest in Peace Trooper Richard Cottle. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
May 9, 2016

 

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