Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Greg McCowan

Blount County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, February 8, 2024

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Greg McCowan

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 25, 2024

We know from the Holy Scriptures that Peace Officers have a sacred task to enforce the laws of the land to protect the innocent and punish the guilty:

"For the policeman [Peace Officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him [her]. So, if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [Peace Officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [she] will have you punished. He [She] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13: 3-5 TLB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Clergy
Independent Christian Law Enforcement Chaplain
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

April 17, 2024

RIP Deputy McCowan. I watch the footage of your murder. It was difficult to watch.

Dan Means
Former Mahoning County Constable

April 11, 2024

Thank you for your service. I watched the bodycam footage, and that was terrible. God bless you.

Civilian: Richard Netter

March 23, 2024

Please consider changing it from “he succumbed to his injuries.” To “He Bravely died in the line of duty.”

As he didn’t die because failed which is the definition of succumbed. There was nothing he could to avoid dying from the fatal shot.

Resident from Blount County

March 22, 2024

May Deputy Sheriff Greg McCowan's Legacy, Inspire others to continue the Nobal Pursuit of Justice and Safety for all.
God Bless the Family and Colleagues.

Survivor / Wife Chrisy Henderson
Polk County Sheriff’s Office GA.

March 1, 2024

God Bless and Rest In Peace.

Ptl. Charles Davenport
Egg Harbor Township Police Department

February 22, 2024

This is my neighboring county. It’s horrible to hear when a brother falls and I hope God carries the family forward. May Your spirit rest in peace.

Former Patrol Officer Brooks Wade
Loudon, TN Police Dept.

February 20, 2024

I watched the video of this incident, it is extremely hard to watch. He was a warrior and extremely brave to the end. Thank you for your service good sir. Rest in peace brother we’ve got it from here.

Deputy Seth Hatfield
Boyd County Sheriff Department

February 19, 2024

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

February 18, 2024

My deepest condolences to the entire McCowan family, and to his brothers and sisters with the Blount County Sheriff's Department. May Greg's soul forever rest in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

February 16, 2024

May God's hand of peace and comfort be on the surviving family and the rest of thr Department.

Chaplain Jesse White
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D

February 14, 2024

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy McCowan. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Blount County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 14, 2024

Rest in Peace, my brother. We have the watch from here in Oklahoma.

Lieutenant Stephen Pappas
Mountain Park Police Department, Oklahoma

February 14, 2024

Blessed be the peacekeepers for they are the sons of god!

Deputy Jeremy Wilson
Marion County Sheriff's Office

February 14, 2024

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family and colleagues in this great time of need. In this great sorrow I ask that we continue to think of all who are suffering from this horrific tragedy and violent crime. For healing and care and comfort for the partner. I pray that we all lean into God for comfort and peace.

Thank you for your service, thank you for your son and his devotion to serve. Bless you.

2Cor. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
2Cor. 1:4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV)

Chaplain Steven Spry

February 13, 2024

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

February 13, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

February 13, 2024

Rest in peace, Deputy McCowan. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 12, 2024

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

February 12, 2024

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Greg McCowan. Please know we are eternally grateful for Greg’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Sheriff McCowan, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Blount Couty Sheriff’s Department in Maryville, Tennessee for Greg’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy Sheriff Greg McCowan.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division (Retired)
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

February 12, 2024

God bless you Deputy Greg McCowan, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

February 12, 2024

Rest In Peace Brother,

Det. Andreoli

February 12, 2024

The whole police community is deeply disturbed and saddened to hear this. I promise you we will get justice for you and your family. Your family is in our prayers and will be looked after. Sleep easy partner, we’ll take if from here. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Sheriff A Laney
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office

February 12, 2024

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here. Thoughts and prayers for you, your family and your department.

Officer Tommy Thomason
Oklahoma National Memorial Museum Security

February 12, 2024

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