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Deputy Sheriff Robert E. Cochran | Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Robert E. Cochran

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, January 30, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # 186

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed

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Deputy Cochran was shot and killed during a bank robbery while working at a special detail at a bank on Metairie Road. One of the two suspects entered the bank and observed Deputy Cochran. The suspect then exited the bank and informed the second suspect. The second suspect then entered the bank and immediately shot Deputy Cochran in the shoulder.

As he fell to the ground, Deputy Cochran was able to return fire, striking the suspect in the abdomen. The suspect then walked up to Deputy Cochran and shot him in the head, killing him.

Both suspects were apprehended when the wounded man sought medical attention. The shooter was sentenced to death and eventually executed. The accomplice was sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Cochran was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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Well, my dear love. What do I say that you don't already know. Our baby has joined you and our son. A great man of the JPSO, , stood for you, to carry Kristal to be with you. Please make sure that GOD BLESSES, him and his family. I've put away with Kristal all the things of yours that she held on to over the past 3 years. Kristal missed you so much the last few months. Praying for OUR BLUE, everyday. I tired!

Wifey Linda Cochran Causey
JPSO
September 25, 2016

 

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