Police Officer Dewey Joe Sherbo, III

Police Officer Dewey Joe Sherbo, III

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, November 9, 1997

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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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Great cop . Who would have ever know . He sat next to me in judge Williams court 2 days before his accident. We sat in part 6 traffic court , room 106 and cracked jokes until the judge Called either one of our cases . Two days later he was gone , bothers me til this moment. RIP. 5 days after my birthday

Newark PD

November 10, 2019

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