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On Thursday, I’ll be sitting down with Dale Lowrimore, a chaplain for the San Diego Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department, and the subject of this week’s Q&A. What do you think I should ask him?

Chaplains typically serve as counselors for law enforcement officials, victims or crisis situations. They’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Apart from those duties, Lowrimore also serves as a lay pastor for Horizon Christian Fellowship of San Diego.

In previous years, the Union-Tribune has profiled a volunteer chaplain at the Medical Examiner’s Office and Rabbi Aaron Gottesman, who helped create the Police Department’s chaplain program during Bill Kolender’s tenure as police chief.

I’m interested in hearing Lowrimore’s take on the program today and some of his experiences with officers and deputies. He already reflects on some of those stories through newsletters posted online.

If you have a question for Lowrimore, please send an email to before Thursday. It helps to explain your question and why you want to hear the answer.


Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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