Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James C. Low

New York City Health and Hospitals Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, February 1, 1999

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Reflections for Sergeant James C. Low

Not many understand the true difficulties and dangers of working as a hospital police officer. Thank you for your service in helping to keep the citizens safe in your community, as well as the staff at the facility.

Sergeant Jared Burk
CA Department of State Hospitals - Napa State Hospital Police Dpt.

August 6, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Low.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 1, 2020

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

I am proud to say that it was an honor to have served under Sgt. Low's supervision. He was admirable, humorous and a gentle giant with a large heart for all to love. If you never had the pleasure of meeting him, you missed an abundant wonderful spirited human being. Always looking out to serve his Staff with the utmost comfortable environment no matter what the challenge was during our tours. It was a somber but privileged opportunity to have served as an Honor Guard for the services of Sgt. James C. Low. We will miss you always Sarge for you have been reassigned to the Pearl Gates continuing your tour of duty and answering to a higher calling. Much love and Respect to you and your family.

Retired Sgt.Estrada
H.H.C. POLICE DEPARTMENT

March 24, 2016

Jimmy,, I want to let you know that we are still continuing the fight to free us from the tyranny of Teamsters Local 237, with the HHC Police Benevolent Association. Your dreams of a better department will soon be a reality. Jimmy, you are still missed so much and we always talk about you as well as Harry Cantave, and James Rodriguez. Rest in Peace .

Retired P.O. I. Howard Friedman
NYC HHC Police Department

March 12, 2016

this was another sad day sgt low was truly missed I was among the long blue line at his memorial in new yorks china town area.. hospital police is one hard job your no what will happen when your called for help we are the first to assist medical staff with a violate patient or ( e p d ) IF Your post happen to be the mental health area..we are first to assist and get hurt to protect and serve we lost sgt low while conducting this duty.

retired sgt.curtis williams 2nd div
hhcpd

January 30, 2015

as a former hhc officer I served from 1967 thru 1971 and faced the same problems then as the officers deal with today.

I am happy to see there are many improvements in the service today,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, but it is still the same old fight with the city of new York ,,,,,,,, when will they arm these officers so they can better protect the citizens of this city

special officer retired
nyc hhc

March 7, 2014

Jim it's been 15 years since you were taken from us. I just want your family to know that there is a HHC Police Benevolent Association. We are hoping that the job of a HHC Police Officrr will no longer be treated as fourrth class. Jim your dedication and pride will never ever be forgotten.

Retired P.O.I. Howard Friedman
NYC HHC Police Department

February 3, 2014

Thank you for your service and dedication Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 22, 2012

I knew Sgt. Law back in the days when I was a health & hospital corporation police officer. Rest In Peace.

David Ocasio Retired H.H.C & NYC DJJ SGT
H.H.C & DJJ

August 17, 2012

As a for DOH Police officer I do understand the supreme scarafice you make everytime you respond to call. Answering the call with little concern for self but a greater concern for the safety and welfare of patients, satff and vistors in the facility

P.O Steve Montanez
Chief Inspector, Director of Field operations Interagency Council

July 31, 2012

Ive been on this job for 10 years and I dont think anyone knows how hard and difficult this job can be at times especially since we are frowned upon by other cops and not equipt with the proper tools. People dont understand that we do the same job as NYPD AND WE GET HURT at times, we are officers just like any other law enforcement agency. So I salute Sgt. Low, PO Cantave and Cpt. Rodriguez for a great job and a job well done, Our hearts go out to there families.

Sergeant Michael Thorp
NYC Hospital Police (Special Investigations Unit)

May 15, 2012

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Sgt. Low you all remain in my prayers. Years ago the same thing happened to my partner. We had to fight with a psych patient just before we got off and by the time I got home I got the call that he had suffered a heart attack after arriving home due to the incident. I went to his house and waited with the body until the medical examiner came. That was my worst night on the job.

P.O. Lynn Grier (Retired)
NYC Hospital Police

February 17, 2012

Jimmy on this 13th anniversary of your passing I took a moment and thought about the great work that you did at Woodhull Hospital for the New York City Health & Hospitals Corpation Police. I want everyone to know that you were a good guy and a great leader and that this may be the year that HHC Police will finally reach the goal of centralization, proper equipment, uniformed status, and a proper union to represent the officers.

P.O. I. Howard Friedman
New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Department (Retire

February 1, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I am in awe of your selflessness. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Rob, thanks for sharing a son's devotion to a beloved father.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 1, 2012

I had the honor of working with Sgt Low. Besides being a good Supervisor and Mentor he was a good friend. He talk about his students alot and how proud he was. He also knew alot about computers. I believe deep inside he had the spirit of God. He love everyone and very compassionate with those in need. It gave me great honor to be part of the Honor Guards and to be able to fold the American Flag and pass it on for his loves. He is Miss but never Forgotted. My prayer are with his familys.

Hospital Police Officer & Chaplin Nelson
Woodhull Hospital

May 22, 2011

I had the honor of working with Sgt Low. Besides being a good Supervisor and Mentor he was a good friend. He talk about his students alot and how proud he was. He also knew alot about computers. I believe deep inside he had the spirit of God. He love everyone and very compassionate with those in need. It gave me great honor to be part of the Honor Guards and to be able to fold the American Flag and pass it on for his loves. He is Miss but never Forgotted. My prayer are with his familys.

Hospital Police Officer & Chaplin
Woodhull Hospital

May 22, 2011

I had the honor of working with Sgt Low. Besides being a good Supervisor and Mentor he was a good friend. He talk about his students alot and how proud he was. He also knew alot about computers. I believe deep inside he had the spirit of God. He love everyone and very compassionate with those in need. It gave me great honor to be part of the Honor Guards and to be able to fold the American Flag and pass it on for his loves. He is Miss but never Forgotted. My prayer are with his familys.

Hospital Police Officer & Chaplin
Woodhull Hospital

May 22, 2011

"I just hope that a picture of you can be found at some point so that we have a face to go with the name. It’s amazing the impact seeing the memorialized officer face can have."

Sarge, that was from the reflection I left in 2007. Still no picture. That does not mean you've been forgotten, not in the least, but I still hope one can be found.

RIP.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 1, 2011

This really saddens me,I worked with Jimmy at Bird S Coler Hospital before I went to NYPD,even attended his wedding in New Jersey.There is no lake,river or ocean deep enough to fill the tears I've cried when an officer dies.

PO Ralph
NYPD [Retired ] former hospital PO.

September 27, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Sergeant Low and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 29, 2009

I never had the pleasure of working with Sergeant Low but from the reflections Left he seems to be a man I would aspire to be rest in peace boss

P.O Randy Paulsaint
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE POLICE

March 4, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG ANDN DEDICATED SERVICE.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NHVV

January 28, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 19, 2007

I have worked with Sgt Low for about 8 to 9 years at woodhull and he was a very good friend and superviors. I was just promoted to Sgt when the incident happened upon me going on duty. It was the most worst time of my life to see a friend die in the way he did. I miss him. and he very nice way he made the day go. He always had funny jokes and aways had food and enjoysed his school and kids. May god bless him and his family for ever.

Detective Lixandro Colon
Hospital police Woodhull

May 22, 2007

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