Staff Sergeant Ralph R. Newell

Staff Sergeant Ralph R. Newell

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, October 28, 1988

Ralph R. Newell

Sergeant Newell was killed when his patrol car struck the back of a tractor trailer which was crossing the highway while driving en route to Jackson, Mississippi, on Highway 49. Low visibility due to fog was a contributing factor in the accident.

Sergeant Newell was assigned to Troop J and had served with the agency for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and two stepsons.

A portion of Highway 49, in Covington County, was dedicated to Staff Sergeant Newell on October 18, 2007.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge U-3

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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S/Sgt. Newell,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Mississippi. And to your Family and loved ones ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2018

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