Sheriff James Franklin Newman

Sheriff James Franklin Newman

Nolan County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 30, 1914

James Franklin Newman

Sheriff James Newman succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 22 years earlier when he was shot by two men whom he had testified against. The suspects ambushed him while they were out on bond and shot him in the back with shotguns. Sheriff Newman never recovered from the wounds and died as a direct result of them.

Sheriff Newman had served with the agency for 6 years.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 28, 1891
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

You will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes,

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 30, 2011

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