Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Robert E. Cochran

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, January 30, 1978

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert E. Cochran

Slick, when I was a recruit in 1968 you were the first senior partner to whom I was assigned. You taught me how to operate a police unit. I remember wanting to drive the car but you wouldn't let me at the wheel until you thought I was ready. You had a lot of respect for your job and the people you served. I particularly remember how cool and effective you were in tense situations and with obstinate characters. I remember well your genuine Mississippi (Columbia if I remember correctly?) accent and the confidence your tone. It was a long time ago, but I recall you often talking about your family, it being apparent what a loving Dad and husband you were.

I know that you knew that life isn't always "fair" because if it was, you should have been the last person to die in that bank that day. Many tears were shed at your service. I think you were a wonderful human being and would like to see you again one day soon.

Jim Rigol
Former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy

September 20, 2011

I was recently reminded that you nick was "Slick". How could I have forgotten that. Everyone called you "Slick". Today, I am trying so very hard to hold things together. No Tears in Heaven, my love, just on earth!
lovin you, lovin me

Anonymous

November 25, 2010

Sweetheart, 33 years is just to long to be without the love of you life.
Lovin' you,
your wifey always

Anonymous

April 30, 2010

Bob, I was the first one at your side but you were already gone. You were brave and acted courageously. Just know that you will never be forgotten.

Maj. Marion Chapoton (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

April 9, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. 32 years may have passed but you have not been forgotten nor will your loved ones and the Blue Family ever let that happen for you are a true hero and heroes never die. Watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. Thank you for your dedicated service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 30, 2010

Deputy Cochran, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 30, 2010

Sweetheart, not sure why you are on my mind so much lately. Mom is very sick, our son is gone to be with you. I pray that things will be fine and I will see you in heaven one day. Tears on earth, never tears in heaven. Save a place for me when my time comes. Oh, by the way, we buried Becky today. She lost her battle with cancer the other day.

loving you still

linda

Linda Cochran
wife

August 23, 2009

Deputy Cochran your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 25, 2008

It is an honor to wear the same uniform as you did, thank you for your service and dedication to duty, may I have the same courage as you shown if called upon.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

May 9, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, H

January 27, 2008

I wrote your name on a peice of paper. I will never throw away.

I wrote your name in my hand. Just to see it.

I wrote your name by the sand. Just to let you know that I was thinking of you.

I wrote your name in my heart forever it will stay

I try so hard to let you go, my heart will not stop beating your name

Linda
wife

January 20, 2008

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 1, 2007

Hero and warrior we are still fighting for you and all others we have lost.........

March 6, 2007

Daddy,
A long time ago you were taken from me. I still think of you everyday and love you so much. My heart still breaks. Now you have our son with you, daddy, please take care of him. We together had him for 5 years, then I did the best I knew without you for 28 yrs. You have him with you. Tell him I love him and miss him in my life. I walk these paths of my life now because of Kristal and Amber and our grandbabies too.
No Tears in Heaven, Only on Earth.

love to you both,

Linda

Linda Cochran
Wife

January 17, 2007

A True Hero.

Former Police Officer
District Heights, Maryland

June 14, 2005

My father was a great man. He did not believe in the political games that law enforcement can become. He did his job because he loved it. He loved being with people and helping them. As a patrol officer and crime scene officer, he worked on his own time to protect and serve. He was small in size but carried a big heart. When he was taken, he left a wife and three children.



Dad,

You were killed when I was 5 years old. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I am crying even now that I write this. I hope that in heaven you can look down on the person I have become and your grandson named in your honor. You are my hero. You gave your life for people who you did not know and left behind the people who loved you. With this sacrifice I know you are standing at the gates of heaven doing your job even today and maybe even waiting to be reunited with your family.

I will always love you and I do not mean to cry because I know you would not want me too. I miss you dearly and wonder what we would be like today if you would not have died.

Robert E. Cochran II

Robert E. Cochran II (Son)
ex Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy

May 19, 2005

You are not forgotten by those of us who carry on...........

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

April 21, 2004

04/14/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 14, 2004

A remembers man lives forever,

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