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Police Officer Donald Joshua Newman | Jemison Police Department, Alabama Jemison Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Donald Joshua Newman

Jemison Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 411

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Donald Newman was killed in an automobile accident while responding to head-on vehicle crash involving children.

His patrol car hydroplaned during a period of heavy rain and struck a utility pole on U.S. Highway 31.

Officer Newman had served with the Jemison Police Department for just over two years and had previously served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force for six years where he served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.

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Josh, brother from our military days, we had deep conversations. All thru active duty in the military you always stated what you wanted to do.. become a cop (civilian) which I commended you on. The day I found out of your passing--I was in Afghanistan--man I cried myself to sleep.. you are definitely missed and there is not a day that goes by that I do not think you of you. R.I.H.. you were/are the epitome of a great person/cop/friend.
Jimmy D.

E6, Jimmy D. Simmons
USAF, Active Duty
March 6, 2016


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