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

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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

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Jim, I am sorry for being late to acknowledge that this year marks 20 years since you were taken from us. I am sure that many people today do not even know that three HHC Police Officers were killed while even the City of New York refuses to acknowledge that we exist. Jim, as long as I can still breathe, talk, and walk I will continue the fight to get things better for our people and hopefully become free from 237 and be part of LEEBA.

Retired Police Officer I. Howard Friedma
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation

February 11, 2019

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