Deputy Sheriff William Jerold Zak

Deputy Sheriff William Jerold Zak

Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, July 19, 1998

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William Jerold Zak

Deputy William Zak suffered a fatal heart attack after breaking up a fight and attempting to arrest the participants.

He was moonlighting as a security guard for a nightclub when he was informed of a fight in progress. He responded with another deputy and broke up the fight, but collapsed immediately afterwards and died at the scene.

The suspect was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Deputy Zak is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Zak.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 18, 2019

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