Saluting the Badges of 2 Washburn Rural High officers

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TOPEKA (WIBW) -- Whether it's in the small corner office of their police headquarters, or in the huge halls of Washburn Rural High, Officer Craig Cochran and Chief Sam Ralston say they're law enforcers playing on the same team at WRHS. They both are grads of the school, too, and come from law enforcement roots.

Cochran works for the Sheriff's Office. Chief Ralston is an employee of the USD 437 District. And they both say they love their school and love what they do.

Officer Cochran can be found in Health Class most of the time, helping 9th graders strap on the blurred vision goggles as part of the impaired driving lesson. It's just part of the important lessons he teachers. And those lessons are not lost, especially on the freshmen, who could easily be intimidated by the surroundings and the new routine. They say they're glad the officers are around. Watch our story from 13's Ralph Hipp, and for future Salute the Badge stories!