Police Officer Zachary Dale Cottongim

Police Officer Zachary Dale Cottongim

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 18, 2021

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Zachary Dale Cottongim

Police Officer Zachary Cottongim was struck and killed by an automobile as he attended to an abandoned vehicle on the side of I-64 near the Mellwood Avenue exit.

He was standing on the side of the highway when he was struck by a passing vehicle.

Officer Cottongim was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Cottongim had served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years, 2 months
  • Badge 7239

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

disabled motorist

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I miss and love you more than you will ever know Z. Words can’t explain how much I miss you. I’m lost not being able to talk to you everyday. I’m so thankful to have had you for 29 years. Love you LMPD Officer Dale Cottongim (Zachs DAD)

Officer Dale Cottongim
Louisville metro Police

March 9, 2022

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