Patrolman Emil A. Newberg

Patrolman Emil A. Newberg

Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Monday, June 30, 1958

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Emil A. Newberg

Patrolman Emil Newberg and Detective Lieutenant Thomas Truesdale were both shot and killed as they tried to disarm a suicidal man who had barricaded himself in a bathroom with a pistol.

The suspect, 35, walked away from a veterans mental hospital in Brockton, Mass., on October 21, 1957. He was committed to a Providence mental hospital, where he died in 1983.

Patrolman Newberg had served with the Pawtuckett Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed

barricade, suicidal subject

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Patrolman Newberg, it has been 66 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 1, 2023

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