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

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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

Incident Date: 7/17/1982

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Suspect: 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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