Detective Sergeant Thomas Lynn Cochran

Detective Sergeant Thomas Lynn Cochran

Lawrenceburg Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, January 26, 2005

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Thomas Lynn Cochran

Detective Sergeant Thomas Cochran succumbed to injuries suffered the previous day when he responded to a call which involved a suicidal man.

The officer's patrol car encountered an icy patch on the roadway. This caused his patrol car to strike a concrete wall on State Road 48. Detective Sergeant Cochran was thrown from the vehicle and suffered severe injuries resulting in his death the following day.

Detective Sergeant Cochran had served in law enforcement for 35 years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, two sons and four grandchildren.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge 15-203

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 25, 2005

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Tom, I never met you, hell I was on the other side of the world in the sand when your accident happened. But the little things always remain, even after we're gone. It really goes to show the ripple that we have on the world around us. Even 16 years after you're gone.

I had a customer bring in a absolutely gorgeous fire red Kawasaki Vulcan to me today, he wanted some things changed on it, as they were a little too personalized for him. After him pointing out to me the very subtly hidden badge on the rear fender, I decided to investigate as to the bikes story. And after some searching came across the Cochran family story and the hero the bike was honoring. Reading through all of these reflections, I can get just the slightest glimpse of the amazing LEO, husband, father and grandfather you were.

I firmly believe that as long as someone's story is still told. There will always be a piece of them here. And as a completely unknowing stranger, I have acquired your story to continue to tell, and the bike will continue that story for as long as I own it and enjoy it. Rest in piece Tom. Till we can all ride in the sky.


July 10, 2021

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