On December 2nd, 2016 the King County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a memorial honoring the 18 members of our department who lost their lives in the line of duty since the founding of the KCSO in 1853.
Today, on the anniversary of the passing of Deputy Richard S. Cochran II, we want to take a moment and honor his memory.
Deputy Richard S. Cochran II: May 22, 1991
Deputy Sheriff Richie Cochran was killed in an on-duty motorcycle crash.
He was struck from behind by a transit bus and then pushed into a van during a morning rush hour pileup on I-5, near North 117th Street. He had just been assigned to the motorcycle squad when the accident occurred.
Deputy Cochran had served with the King County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife, mother, three sisters, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.
Be well. Stay safe -
Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht