Chief of Police Lawrence Newbern

Chief of Police Lawrence Newbern

Broxton Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 1914

Lawrence Newbern

Chief Lawrence Newbern was shot and killed while he and a constable were arresting two brothers for drunkenness and causing a disturbance. As he searched the suspects, one drew a revolver and shot him in the head. He then shot and accidentally killed his brother as he attempted to shoot the constable.

The suspect was captured two days later near Hazlehurst. He was found guilty of Chief Newbern's murder October 21, 1914.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Rest in Peace, Chief Newbern. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

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