Sergeant John R. Lowry

Sergeant John R. Lowry

Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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John R. Lowry

Sergeant John Lowry died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the Riverhead Correctional Facility at 100 Center Drive South in Riverhead.

Sergeant Lowry had served with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office for over 30 years and was assigned to the Corrections Division. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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 60
  • Tour 30 years, 10 months
  • Badge S-141

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 30, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 21, 2021

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