Officer Dale E. Newby

Officer Dale E. Newby

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 17, 1982

Dale E. Newby

Officer Newby was shot and killed by a motorist he had pulled over for speeding and erratic driving on I-5 north of Stockton, California. Officer Newby scuffled with the motorist, an ex-mental patient, who opened fire with a .357 handgun. Officer Newby was struck in the hand, then twice in the back as he retreated to his vehicle for cover. The suspect then fled and took a hostage, whom he shot and killed before taking his own life.

Officer Newby had been with the agency for 15 years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 5519

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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The unjust seem to joy in eliminating those that are. God bless you officer Newby and thank you !

stan cortez

February 1, 2016

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