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Officer Dale E. Newby | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

Officer

Dale E. Newby

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Saturday, July 17, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 5519

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Newby was shot and killed by a motorist he had pulled over for speeding and erratic driving on I-5 north of Stockton, California. Officer Newby scuffled with the motorist, an ex-mental patient, who opened fire with a .357 handgun. Officer Newby was struck in the hand, then twice in the back as he retreated to his vehicle for cover. The suspect then fled and took a hostage, whom he shot and killed before taking his own life.

Officer Newby had been with the agency for 15 years.

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Just thinking today about you Dale you were a dedicated officer, father, husband, and even w all those responsibilities still took the time to take me, another kid under your wing after my father passed. All my life I have thought how high you have set the bar, I know you are dearly missed by all who knew you, your love of others and your love of life.

SFC A. Ricci U.S ARMY Ret.
Next store neighbor kid
March 8, 2015

 

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