End of Watch: 
Monday, December 22, 1958
Age: 
45
Badge: 
59

Patrolman Louis O. Cochran was killed while stopped along U.S. 80 at milepost 71 east of Dateland. His patrol car was struck from behind by a vehicle whose driver was under the influence, causing the patrol car to burst into flames. It was the first death in the 25-year history of the Arizona Highway Patrol.

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