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Anthony and Lorraine Portelli
October 15
Thank You Officer Chris

While going through some of our son's papers this past weekend, we came across an essay our son wrote in his senior year at Warwick Valley High School. The title was Leadership and Commitment. The last paragraph of our son's essay was impressive,...
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John Jaeger
September 20
Chris was quick to respond to any emergency we had at Sterling Forest (tuxedo ridge) ski area. Our ski patrol could rely on Chris to provide a calm but firm response to any crisis we had on the slope or in the first-aid room. His friendly demeanor and quick assessment of... Continue Reading
Carol Mayewski
September 17
I met Chris working at Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center. He worked with my girls in ski school. I moved to Florida, NY two years ago and would occasionally see him on my walks around the neighborhood. Sometime he would stop to chat. He was always kind and willing to help. M... Continue Reading
Chief Russell Granger
September 17
I never had the opportunity to work with Sgt.Cockburn, however the few times I had the chance to be in his presence, he was always very professional. I remember his great sense of humor; it made everyone feel comfortable. He was always very helpful when I turned to him ... Continue Reading
Linda Romano
September 16
God Bless You Chris, Rest in Peace
You and your family were dear friends, I remember so many times we volunteered together at St Josephs school with our daughters. You were more than friends, you were family. Your heart was giving and kind.
Rest in peace
Peter,Linda,and ...
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Steve O'Brien
September 16
Worked with Chris at WPD.. He was a solid dude , and good officer and asset to our community.

Thank you brother,
Steve O'Brien (OB)
Anthony,Lorraine & Nick Portelli
September 16
Chris was a kind person, we were friends, his passing saddens us and we will pray for him.
Our condolences to his family.
Anthony, Lorraine & Nick Portelli
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Michael O'Neill
September 16
Chris was a very kind and very honorable man, I remember spending many Christmas eve's with him as a young boy and he was so much fun to be around. God bless him and his family my love to you all.
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Brian Falkena
September 19
I went to middleschool with his son Andrew. Very sorry for his family's loss. Praying for healing during this time of mourning.
Sharon DeGroat
September 16
To you all..Chris was a wonderful human being..he would do anything for anyone..with a beautiful family..such a dedicated family man..he will be greatly missed by us all. Rest in peace our friend..Sincerely Ralph and Sharon DeGroat and Tim, Leslie, and Celia Smith..
kelli (starick) sciarra
September 16
I’ll always remember Officer Cockburn as our DARE officer in 1993. Some people just truly leave an impression on your character, and he was one of those people. Love and light to his family, friends, and all of the officers who loved him. He will be missed.