Thursday, September 4, 2008
The late Jamie Cochrane was a driving force behind so many charity road races that it's only fitting to hold one in his honor.
"He was just very giving to the community," said Gregg Hartnett, 28, a former Quincy police dispatcher and cousin of Cochrane, a Quincy motorcycle cop killed in an accident in 2006 at age 38.
Hartnett is organizing the first-ever Officer Jamie Cochrane Memorial Road Race on Sunday morning.
The race was formerly held in honor of Deputy Marshal William F. Degan Jr., who was killed during the 1992 "Ruby Ridge" standoff between federal agents and white separatist Randy Weaver in Idaho. The Degans decided to pass the torch to another law enforcement family this year. For more, go to: http://www.CochraneRoadRace.com.