Trooper Ralph Zerda

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Texas Highway Patrol

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Sunday, May 21, 1989

Trooper Zerda and Sergeant William Kuhnle were killed when a drunk truck driver crashed his tractor trailer into their parked patrol car. The officers were parked on the shoulder after stopping another drunk driver. The drunk driver was sentenced to two concurrent 10 year sentences in prison, but was released after serving only 4 years. Trooper Zerda had served with the agency for five years.


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