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HON. CHRISTOPHER T. COHRON COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY

EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
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It  is  our  pleasure  to  serve  the  citizens of the

Bowling Green  /  Warren County  Area.


        BIOGRAPHY      

 

Christopher   T.  Cohron  is  Commonwealth's  Attorney  for    the    Eighth   Judicial Circuit   (Warren    County).  He   was   elected  to    the position in  May 2004, after previously  serving as First Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. The  primary responsibility of the office

is to see that justice is accomplished through the aggressive, competent,  and  ethical prosecution

of criminal cases.

 

Mr. Cohron  is  Past   President  of  the  Kentucky Commonwealth's    Attorney's    Association   and currently      Legislative       Director      of       the Commonwealth's  Attorney's  Association.    Chris

has represented  the Commonwealth's Attorney's Association   during    the    2004     Blue   Ribbon Commission  on  Sentencing  reform. He was the keynote  speaker  to  the  first  convention  of the Kentucky Narcotics  Officers's  Association.  Chris represents     the      Commonwealth's   Attorneys Association  on   the Kentucky Domestic Violence

and Sexual Abuse Council. He was representative on the Kentucky DNA Policy Project which led to legislation for all felon DNA sampling. Chris also served on the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council and headed the Penal Code Revision Committee. He    is    currently   serving  on  the Prosecutor's

Advisory Council.

 

Chris  was  honored  in  2007  as the Outstanding Commonwealth's  Attorney  for  Kentucky  by the  Office of the Attorney General. In 2008, Chris was honored as Kentucky Outstanding Prosecutor by Elder Abuse Awareness Council. In  2009, he was given  the  Meritorious    Service   Award  by  the Prosecutor's Advisory Council. In 2010, Chris was given  the  highest   honor that can be bestowed

upon   a  Commonwealth's  Attorney in Kentucky,

the  Carroll   M.   Redford   Award  as Kentucky's Outstanding   Prosecutor     by     the     Kentucky Commonwealth's Attorney's Association.  

 

          

                     EDUCATION                   

Chris   is   a     graduate     of  Bowling       Green         High School   in    Bowling  Green,  Kentucky. After he graduated from     high  school, he  then attended and graduated from Vanderbilt     University      in Nashville,     Tennessee      in  which     he    received        a Baccalaureate of Art Degree.   Chris  pursued his  career   at Cumberland    School     of     Law    of   Samford University  and    received    his   Law      Degree

        ORGANIZATIONAL  MEMBER        

 

  • Facilitator of WC GUS team (Growing up Safe)
  • Warren County Child Fatality Team Member
  • Warren County Elder Abuse Council Member
  • Warren County Juvenile Delinquency

                    Prevention Council

  • Associate Member of the Fraternal Order of

               Police

  • Associate Member of the KSP Professional 

               Association

  • Member of the KY Narcotics Officer's Association
  • The Warren County Bar

               Association

 

  

          COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT          

 

             Served on the following Boards:

  • The American Red Cross
  • Public Theater of Kentucky
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Past President of the Boy and Girls Club Greater

              Bowling Green

  • Frequent Lecturer at various Law Enforcement

               events

  • Trained Nurses for SANE Certification