Sergeant James C. Low

Sergeant James C. Low

New York City Health and Hospital Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, February 1, 1999

James C. Low

Sergeant James Low suffered a fatal heart attack after being kicked in the chest while struggling with a violent patient at Woodhull Hospital. Sergeant Low and another officer were called to deal with the patient at approximately 6:30 am.

As the officers struggled with the patient Sergeant Low was kicked in the chest and began having trouble breathing. He passed away at approximately 8:30 pm.

Sergeant Low had served with the agency for 18 years. He is survived by a child.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

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I am proud to say that it was an honor to have served under Sgt. Low's supervision. He was admirable, humorous and a gentle giant with a large heart for all to love. If you never had the pleasure of meeting him, you missed an abundant wonderful spirited human being. Always looking out to serve his Staff with the utmost comfortable environment no matter what the challenge was during our tours. It was a somber but privileged opportunity to have served as an Honor Guard for the services of Sgt. James C. Low. We will miss you always Sarge for you have been reassigned to the Pearl Gates continuing your tour of duty and answering to a higher calling. Much love and Respect to you and your family.

Retired Sgt.Estrada

March 24, 2016

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