Officer John Dickerson Newby

Officer John Dickerson Newby

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, October 15, 1919

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John Dickerson Newby

Officer John Newby succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained five days earlier while investigating the sounds of gunfire. As he entered an alley a suspect hiding in the shadows opened fire, striking him in the chest.

Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Newby returned fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Newby had served with the agency for 5 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 10, 1919
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Newby,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Birmingham.


United States Border Patrol

October 15, 2019

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