Sheriff James Cochran

Sheriff James Cochran

Trinity County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, March 17, 1868

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James Cochran

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.

The suspect was sent to a mental institution where he died on September 11, 1872, from consumption.

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


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Died in mental institution

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 150th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 17, 2018

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