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 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 the Golden State Highway 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 agency for four months and was survived by his wife and 6-year-old son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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