Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, New York
End of Watch Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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.