Trooper Billy Jack Zachary

Trooper Billy Jack Zachary

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 1, 2006

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Billy Jack Zachary

Trooper Billy Zachary was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle while making a traffic stop of two vehicles on I-20, near Monahans, Texas.

He was returning to his patrol car after speaking to one of the drivers when a third vehicle veered from the travel lane and struck him. He was struck as he returned to his patrol car after speaking with the driver in the car that pulled over behind him.

Trooper Zachary had served with the Texas Department of Public Safety for just over one year. He is survived by his wife, 3-month-old daughter, parents, and sister.

In June 2017 a section of I-20 was designated as the Trooper Billy Jack Zachary Memorial Highway.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 11570

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Missing you each and every day my friend. 17 years ago today you and I were both working Ward County. I will never forget losing you that day and the hurt that I felt for you and of course your wonderful family.

I love and miss you my friend. I looked forward to seeing you again soon.

Corporal Paul Torres (ret)
Texas Department of Public Safety

January 1, 2023

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