EDMONSON COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) – The first ever Zachary Cottongim Memorial Bass Tournament was held earlier today to honor the fallen Louisville Metro Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty last December.
Zachary Cottongim was a resident of Edmonson County and served as a Louisville Metro Police Officer for seven years.
“Zach always knew that law enforcement was what he wanted to do. He just wanted to help. He just wanted to serve,” said Josh Casey, owner of C&C Firearms and Outdoors.
“He wanted, specifically, to go to Louisville. He wanted the challenge of working in a bigger town, and it was his passion.”
Sadly, he was killed in the line of duty last December at the age of 29.
His family wanted to find a way to honor their brother’s memory, and said that there was one thing he was passionate about besides his career.
“He worked all the time,” said Erica Ellis, Cottongim’s sister.
“The days he did have off of work, he spent with his family, fishing, and giving…