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.

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 Not available

barricade, suicidal subject

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As a great grandson I’m very blessed to have my father which was also a first responder . Very frustrating to lose a family member who puts their life on the line day to day . I want to thank all first responder who have the courage to make the world a safe place for a simple paycheck

Mark Newberg
Great grandson

January 23, 2020

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