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Chief of Police Lawrence Newbern | Broxton Police Department, Georgia Broxton Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police

Lawrence Newbern

Broxton Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, March 21, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Convicted of murder

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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.

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

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March 24, 2012

 

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