Charles was my first sergeant when I went to work for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in 1976. He was responsible for getting me hired there. I learned many things at the feet of someone who could quote Shakespeare and the Bible in one story. Charles always insisted that we better ourselves by getting all of the continuing law enforcement education available to us. He often times had to play the part of the bad parent with we young deputies by bleeding all over our offense reports with his famous red pen but we learned from that experience. My last conversation with him sometime back was to thank him for teaching me how to compose a good investigative report.
Those who worked with Charles for any length of time have heard his famous crime scene phrase of “go over there and get their version of the truth”. Charles also taught us to “be as nice to people as they will let you”.
I will eternally be grateful for meeting and working for and with my good friend Charles Lowrie. His presence will be missed. Rest in peace my good friend.