Police Officer Lavon B. New

Police Officer Lavon B. New

Turlock Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 14, 1935

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Lavon B. New

Officer Lavon New succumbed to injuries from a motorcycle accident he was involved in two months earlier.

Officer New was attempting to catch up to a vehicle on North Golden State Boulevard when a vehicle tried to turn in front of him onto Geer Road. Officer New's motorcycle struck the rear axle of the car, tearing it away. He was transported to Emanuel Hospital and then transferred to St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton. He succumbed to his injuries while undergoing surgery.

Officer New had been with the Turlock Police Department for four months. He was survived by his wife and 6-year-old son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge 8

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 23, 1935


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Today a Mustang Oklahoma Police Officer will lay the white roses with Blue Line ribbons at your place of rest as they do every year. Rest well our brother. We have the watch from here.

Ed Smith, Master Officer (Ret)
Modesto Police Department

August 14, 2021

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