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Police Officer Akeem Basil Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

Police Officer

Akeem Basil "Teddy" Newton

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

End of Watch: Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Akeem Newton was killed in an automobile collision on Grove Place Road on the island of St. Croix. He and his partner were on patrol when an oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck their patrol car head-on.

The other driver and Officer Newton's partner were both injured in the collision.

Officer Newton had served with the Virgin Islands Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, who also serves as a police officer with the agency, mother, daughter, son, stepson, stepdaughter, six sisters, and four brothers.

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