Lieutenant Dennis Dale Sylvester, Jr.

Lieutenant Dennis Dale Sylvester, Jr.

Port Wentworth Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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Dennis 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 and had served with the Port Wentworth Police Department in the Criminal Investigations Division for five years. After serving for 26 years, he retired from the Chatham County Police Department. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, sister, and three 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.


  • 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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Rest in peace Lieutenant Dale Sylvester and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 2, 2021

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