Tom Cochran, pictured with his wife
Jo-Nee, will be remembered by
fellow police officers Wednesday
at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – One of southeast Indiana’s finest will be remembered Wednesday at Aurora’s Riverview Cemetery.
Lawrenceburg Police Sgt. Det. Tom Cochran was on his way to respond to a call when his cruiser hit an icy patch and slammed into a concrete wall on State Road 48 the night of Jan. 25, 2005. He died later the next morning, Jan. 26.
The loss was widely felt among police and first responders around the tri-state.
On the sixth anniversary of his death, officers from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and other law enforcement agencies around Dearborn County will gather at his grave at Riverview Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. for a memorial service.
Cochran was 56-years-old and in the midst of a 35-year law enforcement career when he died. He is survived by his wife Jo’Nee Cochran, two sons, three daughters, and grandchildren.
To keep Cochran’s legacy alive, the Tom Cochran Excellence in Law Enforcement Award is given to the top law enforcement official in Dearborn County by the prosecutor’s office each year.