Deputy Sheriff Jerry Newson, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Newson, Jr.

Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, September 22, 1995

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Jerry Newson, Jr.

Deputy Newson was shot and killed while assisting another deputy with an eviction notice. When the suspect answered the door he began to argue with the officers and then retreated into his house.

As the deputies returned to their patrol car to call for backup the suspect opened the door again and opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Newson three times. The other deputy was shot and wounded by one of the shotgun blasts. Neither deputy was wearing a vest at the time.

On November 28, 2006, the suspect was convicted of Deputy Newson's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Newson had been with the agency for7 years. He was survived by his son.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over them. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
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September 22, 2013

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