Franklin gets new police chief

(Photo credit Kirby Cochran for Sheriff Facebook page)

(Photo credit Kirby Cochran for Sheriff Twitter page)

FRANKLIN, Ind.—The city of Franklin has found a new police chief to succeed outgoing Chief Tim O’Sullivan, who recently retired. Kirby Cochran has been selected as the person to lead the city’s police force. He is currently a deputy of the Johnson County Sherriff’s Department and has successfully completed all training requirements of the law enforcement training board.

Cochran was one of 11 candidates considered for the position by Mayor Steve Barnett. His start date is set for Tuesday, August 21, following the August 20 city council meeting during which he will be sworn into office.

Earlier in the year, Chief Cochran had hopes of succeeding Sheriff Doug Cox by running in the Republican primary as a candidate for the sheriff’s office. However, fellow deputy Duane Burgess secured the nomination.

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