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Officer William G. Newberry | St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

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William G. Newberry

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, October 17, 1937

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Age: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/16/1937

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Newberry and Officer James Thornton were shot and killed in Campbell Park by a drunk man whom they had ordered to leave a carnival earlier in the evening. The man returned to the park and shot both officers. Officer Thornton was killed at the scene and Officer Newberry died the following day. The suspect was shot and killed a short time later by another officer.

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