Trooper Michael Lynn Newton

Trooper Michael Lynn Newton

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, May 22, 2003

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Michael Lynn Newton

Trooper Newton was killed when his patrol car, a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, was struck from behind while he was making a traffic stop on the shoulder of I-70 near Odessa, Missouri at 7 a.m.

The patrol car burst into flames upon impact and Trooper Newton was trapped inside. The driver of the vehicle he had stopped and the driver of the truck that struck his patrol car were both injured in the accident.

Trooper Newton was assigned to Troop A in Lee's Summit and had been with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for over two years. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 799

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic stop

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Mike was a classmate of mine at the MSHP Academy. My first impression of Mike at the academy was that he was determined and did not appear to be afraid of anything. That impression never changed once we made it through field training and were on our own. Working an adjoining zone to Mike, I had the privilege to interact with him regularly and our friendship continued to grow over time. I'll always remember the times we were able to laugh and complain together when we met, whether it was on relays or making a stop at the TA. Rest in peace brother; you will always be remembered!

J.C. Flanigan
78th Recruit Class

May 3, 2019

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