Trooper Ralph Ross Newman

Trooper Ralph Ross Newman

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, August 20, 1941

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Ralph Ross Newman

Trooper Newman was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol near the town of Buckner at 1200 hours. A vehicle attempted to make a left turn in front of Trooper Newman but stopped when the driver saw the trooper. Trooper Newman was unable to avoid the car and struck it broadside. He was transported to Moore Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Newman had served with the Illinois State Police for four years and was assigned to District 13. He previously had served as the Chief of Police of the Benton Police Department and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Trooper Newman was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Trooper Newman,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

August 20, 2021

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