Police Officer Shawn Newlin

Police Officer Shawn Newlin

Clayton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, March 4, 2007

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Shawn Newlin

Police Officer Shawn Newlin died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash while escorting a funeral.

He was working an off-duty funeral detail in uniform when his motorcycle struck the back of a car that had stopped suddenly in the middle of Tara Road near Sherwood Drive. Officer Newlin was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. He fell into a coma and died four days later.

Officer Newlin had served with the Clayton County Police Department for nine months. He is survived by his wife, two-year-old daughter, parents, and sister.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 18557

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 28, 2007

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