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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Trooper Zachary Today While Traveling With My Family To Midland From El Paso, I Noticed The Memorial Sign On The Side Of I-20 In Your Honor. Anytime We Pass A Memorial Sign For Any Law Enforcement Officer, We Always Make Sure To Look Up There Memorial. Trooper Zachary You Are Gone But Not Forgotten, Rest In Peace My Brother We Have The Watch From Here. Fidelis Et Mortem.


January 4, 2020

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