Police Officer Donald Joshua Newman

Police Officer Donald Joshua Newman

Jemison Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, March 5, 2011

Donald Joshua Newman

Officer Donald Newman was killed in an automobile accident while responding to head-on vehicle crash involving children.

His patrol car hydroplaned during a period of heavy rain and struck a utility pole on U.S. Highway 31.

Officer Newman had served with the Jemison Police Department for just over two years and had previously served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force for six years where he served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 411
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Josh, brother from our military days, we had deep conversations. All thru active duty in the military you always stated what you wanted to do.. become a cop (civilian) which I commended you on. The day I found out of your passing--I was in Afghanistan--man I cried myself to sleep.. you are definitely missed and there is not a day that goes by that I do not think you of you. R.I.H.. you were/are the epitome of a great person/cop/friend.
Jimmy D.

E6, Jimmy D. Simmons
USAF, Active Duty

March 6, 2016

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