Police Officer Dewey Joe Sherbo, III

Police Officer Dewey Joe Sherbo, III

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, November 9, 1997

Dewey Joe Sherbo, III

Officer Sherbo was killed when his patrol car was intentionally rammed by another vehicle during a vehicle pursuit of a stolen car. Officer Sherbo's patrol car burst into flames upon impact. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition for 20 hours before succumbing to his injuries.

Four suspects were apprehended at the scene of the crash. The suspect who was driving was sentenced to 15 years.

Officer Sherbo had been with the agency for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1503

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 8, 1997
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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May God forever watch over the Sherbo family as well as his Family in Blue. I have in my heart and prayers all who have endured the loss of a great officer. May you continue your watch from the Heavens above Angel in Blue. You are truly missed by many.

Kristin Tarantino

November 9, 2018

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