Frederick R. Cowie, 54, U.S. Postal Police officer

February 02, 2003

Frederic R. Cowie, a retired U.S. Postal Police officer and longtime Hamilton resident, died of heart failure Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 54.

Mr. Cowie was born in Donora, Pa., and moved to Baltimore, where he graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in 1967. He earned a bachelor's degree in criminology from Metropolitan State College in Denver.

From 1968 to 1969, he served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam until being discharged as a corporal. He worked briefly as a maintenance worker for Baltimore public schools until joining the Baltimore Police Department.

In 1975, he joined the U.S. Postal Police and was assigned to Baltimore's main post office on East Fayette Street. He was a sergeant at the time of his retirement in 2000.

Mr. Cowie was a member of the Rock Church, where services were held yesterday.

Mr. Cowie is survived by his wife of 12 years, the former Helen Meehling; a son, Frederic R. Cowie Jr. of Carney; two daughters, Paula Cowie and Kelly Cowie, both of Carney; and his mother, Mildred Stallings, and stepfather, Leo Stallings, of Cedonia.

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