About Major Lowe
Major Donald A. Lowe is the Chief Deputy of the department, appointed by Sheriff Fortune after the Sheriff was elected to office beginning January 1, 2000. Major Lowe is the second of three generations of law enforcement officials that have served the citizens of Louisa County and has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience.
Major Lowe moved to Louisa County in 1976 and has been active in public service beginning with volunteering as a member of the Mineral Volunteer Rescue Squad, obtaining the position of Captain and Cardiac Technician - Advanced Life Support along with several other qualifications and instructor certifications.
Work in Law Enforcement
Major Lowe started his law enforcement career in 1987 as a Deputy Sheriff with the Louisa County Sheriffs Office after serving as the Coordinator of Security Systems at North Anna Power Station. During his career Major Lowe worked on many high profile cases. He was assigned to the Narcotics Task Force where he was recognized by the United States Customs Service for his outstanding efforts during the investigation of a multi-million dollar, international Jamaican drug smuggling operation that was active in several different states. Major Lowe has received several awards and official recognition during his law enforcement career.
Major Lowe is married to the former Teresa Grimm of Mineral, and has two children, Jennifer Lowe Wilson and Dustin Lowe. Major Lowe and Teresa have 5 grandchildren.
Major Lowe is the Sheriffs "right hand" and works closely with him in all aspects of the department. As a team, Sheriff Fortune and Major Lowe have been very successful in their efforts to ensure the safety of the community, leading the department into the future and maintaining a good quality of life in the county.