Officer John Dickerson Newby

Officer John Dickerson Newby

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, October 15, 1919

John Dickerson Newby

Officer John Newby succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained five days earlier while investigating the sounds of gunfire. As he entered an alley a suspect hiding in the shadows opened fire, striking him in the chest.

Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Newby returned fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Newby had served with the agency for 5 years.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 10, 1919
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 15, 2013

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