Officer Zach Cottongim

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End of Watch: Sat, Dec 18th, 2021
Date of Incident: Sat, Dec 18th, 2021
Cause of Death: Struck By Vehicle (Accidental)
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 29

Survivors

His wife, two young children, and parents. His father is also a Louisville Metro Police Officer who has served for many years.

Incident

While investigating an abandoned vehicle on Interstate-64 near Mellwood Avenue, Officer Cottongim was struck by a vehicle. After multiple surgeries over ten hours, Officer Cottongim succumbed to his injuries.

Agency

Louisville Metro Police Department
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633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-7111
Chief Steve Conrad

Tributes

There is 1 tribute for Officer Zach Cottongim.

Officer Zach Cottongim
Left by Renee on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

Praying for Officer Cottongim’s family, friends, and family in blue.  Thank you for your brave and noble service, sir.  Rest In Peace.