Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 months
Badge # 18557
Cause: Motorcycle accident
Incident Date: 2/28/2007
Police Officer Shawn Newlin died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident while escorting a funeral.
Officer Newlin was working an off-duty funeral detail in uniform when his motorcycle struck the back of a car that had stopped suddenly in the middle of the road. Officer Newlin was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. He fell into a coma and died four days later.
He had served with the Clayton County Police Department for nine months, and is survived by his wife, two-year-old daughter, parents, and sister.