Lieutenant Dale Sylvester, Jr.

Lieutenant Dale Sylvester, Jr.

Port Wentworth Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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Dale Sylvester, Jr.

Lieutenant Dale Sylvester died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Lieutenant Sylvester was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the Port Wentworth Police Department for 31 years and was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. He is survived by his wife, two children, and grandchildren.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge 405
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, July 16, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant Dale Sylvester. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Lieutenant Sylvester to this nation and the people of Georgia will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

September 9, 2021

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