School Resource Officer Fired Upon
A Billings school resource officer’s patrol vehicle was shot at on Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Billings Police Department. Officer George Zorzakis was eastbound on Lewis Avenue at about 9 a.m. when he said heard a sound from the rear of his vehicle which he believed it to be ice build-up breaking away from underneath the patrol car.
When Zorzakis arrived at Riverside Middle School on the South Side, he found a bullet hole located behind the rear driver’s side passenger door of his vehicle. Later, a large-caliber bullet fragment that might have been from a .45 caliber handgun was recovered from behind the backseat. Zorzakis is a school resource officer at Will James Middle School and also Lewis and Clark Middle School. School resource officers sometimes go to schools other than those they’re assigned to. Anyone with information can call BPD at 406-657-8200.