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Sheriff James Cochran | Trinity County Sheriff's Department, California Trinity County Sheriff's Department, California

Sheriff

James Cochran

Trinity County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 17, 1868

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Apprehended

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Sheriff Cochran was stabbed to death by a prisoner while transporting the man to another location. The prisoner, who was not restrained, produced a concealed knife and stabbed the sheriff several times. The man escaped but was apprehended a short time later.

Sheriff Cochran had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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rest brother , your service shall not be frogotten.

Retired Police Sergeant G.D.Lemons
Genoa Twp. P.D.
March 17, 2012

 

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