Highway Patrol Trooper Ralph G. Zerda
June 13, 1984 - May 21, 1989
Trooper Zerda was killed on May 21, 1989, when a drunken driver crashed his 18-wheeler into his parked patrol car. He had stopped his car after pulling over a drunken driving suspect. He began his career with the agency on June 13, 1984, and was stationed at San Antonio.