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El Monte Police Chief Ben Lowry died Monday of unspecified “health issues,” department officials said. He was 45.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lowry family during this difficult time,” acting Chief Jake Fisher said in a release. “We are all at a loss and mourning a great leader, man, husband, son, friend, and colleague.”
Lowry, who had served as interim chief since December, was officially appointed to the post in June.
That month, Lowry was faced with the task of leading a police department rocked by the shooting deaths of two El Monte officers, Sgt. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana.
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