Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Zachary Dale Cottongim

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 18, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Zachary Dale Cottongim

“But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.””
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭12‬:‭23‬ ‭

Zach, my hope is seeing you one day. You were brave. You were kind. You were loving. We will see each other one day, my sweet brother. ❤️❤️❤️

Sergeant Christina Beaven
Louisville Metro Police Department

December 18, 2022

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

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Cottingim. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Louisville Metro Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 3, 2022

Rest easy brother thank you for your service may your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Retired #8046 Jerry Matalone
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

January 2, 2022

Officer Cottongim, your life had just started when our Lord took you to be with Him, for reasons known to Him alone Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

January 1, 2022

Officer Cottongim, a tragic loss for the Louisville area and especially for all who know and love you best. Thank you for your service

God Bless, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

December 28, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 27, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend B Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

December 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 27, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer Zachary Cottongim. I am so very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Cottongim will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 26, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

December 24, 2021

I am so very sorry, Police Officer Zachary Cottongim. You were far too young to be taken. Thank you for your service. My prayers of love and support to your family, the Department and Community.

I pray God has a very special place for you in His Kingdom.
God bless and rest you,


Kim Durham
Christina Giannone - Police Officer City of Davis

December 23, 2021

Thank you for your service, Officer Cottongim. Rest In Peace. You will not be forgotten…heroes never are.

Louisville, Kentucky

December 22, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

December 22, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Cottongim. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

December 22, 2021

Thank you for your service. You will forever be remembered. Rest in the arms of our lord. God bless your family and may the lord give them peace

Fellow citizen

December 22, 2021

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5: 9. Prayers to his family, fellow officers and friends! RIP and thank you for your service.

Former Correctional Officer W. Reed
Iowa Departament of Correction

December 22, 2021

RIP Officer Cottongim. There is a special place in Heaven for heroes. Thank you for your service.

Amanda and Don
Cousin of a LEO

December 21, 2021

Thanks for your duty and service

Dushyant Karani

December 21, 2021

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

December 21, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 21, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

December 20, 2021

Time will take us all, but never our memories cherished by family and friends. May God bless and keep you and give comfort and peace to your family.

Lt. Rick Eastham LMPD (Ret.)

December 20, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Zachary Cottongim and the extended law enforcement family of the Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky.

End of Watch Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 20, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

December 20, 2021

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