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State police veteran remembered

Cowper, who loved fast machines, died last week in biplane crash

State troopers stand at attention during a memorial service for fellow trooper Timothy Cowper on Sunday.
Photographer: John Enger
State troopers stand at attention during a memorial service for fellow trooper Timothy Cowper on Sunday.
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Timothy Cowper was always good at going fast. His brother Thomas recounted stories of childhood horse races on the family property in Galway, then teenage motorcycle rides and, when both brothers joined the New York State Police, white-knuckle squad car chases. “Tim always had a knack for making fast machines go where he wanted,” Thomas said. Thomas addressed several hundred family members and friends Sunday afternoon. They all gathered in the unheated cavern of the ...


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