Officer William G. Newberry

Officer William G. Newberry

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, October 17, 1937

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William G. Newberry

Officer Newberry and Officer James Thornton were shot and killed in Campbell Park by a drunk man whom they had ordered to leave a carnival earlier in the evening. The man returned to the park and shot both officers. Officer Thornton was killed at the scene and Officer Newberry died the following day. The suspect was shot and killed a short time later by another officer.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 16, 1937
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Officer Newberry.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 16, 2023

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