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.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 600 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • 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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