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Corporal Benjamin T. Newman | Idaho State Police, Idaho Idaho State Police, Idaho


Benjamin T. Newman

Idaho State Police, Idaho

End of Watch: Saturday, March 3, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Corporal Newman suffered a fatal heart attack after helping a couple push their car out of a large snow drift. He had been working around the clock assisting motorists with stalled cars on State Highway 33 following a major snow storm.
Corporal Newman had been with the agency for 14 years.

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To the Grandfather I never knew,

I was born in July of 1963 over year after your passing. We never had the heart felt exchanges/teachings that are passed from grandfathers to grandsons. Having known little of your life for much of mine there has always been something missing. When mom and I visited the Idaho State Troopers Memorial, I gained a far greater knowledge and respect for the lineage from which I came. Someone once told me “Remember who you are and what you represent”. That gives me a goal to strive for in the way I live my life and what I pass on to my children. The greater good is serving and helping all those who need my assistance. Knowing the sacrifice and dedication that you displayed in your career has given me great pride and a belief in my own abilities. So after fifty years of my life, I have grown to realize that you have passed on to me a core belief system that has held me true to my course in life.

Thank you, your Grandson

Roy L. Mearse
Correctional Food Manager II
California State Prison San Quenin
San Quentin, CA.
January 15, 2014


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