Staff Sergeant Ralph R. Newell

Staff Sergeant Ralph R. Newell

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, October 28, 1988

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Ralph R. Newell

Sergeant Newell was killed when his patrol car struck the back of a tractor trailer which was crossing the highway while driving en route to Jackson, Mississippi, on Highway 49. Low visibility due to fog was a contributing factor in the accident.

Sergeant Newell was assigned to Troop J and had served with the agency for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and two stepsons.

A portion of Highway 49, in Covington County, was dedicated to Staff Sergeant Newell on October 18, 2007.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge U-3

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Ralph was my uncle by marriage. I adored him. He was (along with John and Don) a prankster. He will live forever in my heart. Miss you still Uncle Ralph.

Sharon Shaw

March 25, 2019

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