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

single vehicle crash, suicidal subject, weather

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Hey, dad. I can't believe it has been 19 years. The thought that you could still be here with us breaks my heart after all the life events you have missed. Today, I felt the sadness of the entire day at UC praying you would walk out of that hospital then finding out that wasn't going to happen and we spent this entire day saying goodbye to you 19 years ago. You were so loved and still loved by so many. The hospital, your funeral, and every memorial was and has been so full of those who love you and keep your memory alive. I talk about you as much as I can and, of course, tell everyone how funny you were. I miss your laughter, your grin, and your hugs the most. So many things have changed down here since you left. I wish you were here and things were the same as when you were here. It's been harder now that Tracy is with you.... remembering you on the 26th and her heavenly birthday on the 27th. It's a bit much to take. I will forever do what I can to honor you and keep your memory alive. I miss you horribly and I love you immensely. Until I'm standing there in the sun and I can see what you see....... Love you ♥️

Tomya Cochran-Metcalf

January 25, 2024

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