Harley Richard Cottingham

The game of golf held a special place in the life of Harley Richard Cottingham. A special agent with the Department of Defense Investigative Service, Cottingham recently had completed a trip to Scotland, where he played the historic links at St. Andrews. He also visited England and his ancestral home towns while on the trip. A native of Omaha, Neb., and graduate of the University of Nebraska, Cottingham served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1973. He continued his career in government service in 1980 when he joined the Veterans Administration as a Veterans Outreach Counselor. Cottingham, 46, joined the Defensive Investigative Service in 1985 and served in the Omaha and Colorado Springs, Colo., field offices before being assigned to Oklahoma City in 1991. To friends and co-workers, he was a “positive person … who was always happy and who was able to raise the spirits of co-workers when they were down.