Chief of Police Charles Edwin Newton

Chief of Police Charles Edwin Newton

Southern Pines Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, March 3, 1961

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Charles Edwin Newton

Chief Charles Newton was shot and killed while answering a disturbance call. He was climbing a flight of stairs while attempting to talk a man at the top to put down a shotgun. The man suddenly raised it and shot Chief Newton.

Officers walking behind Chief Newton returned fire and killed the suspect.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Southern Pines police Chief Newton was on the scene of the disturbance in West Southern Pines, and the drunk man fired his shotgun at the answering police cruiser from his window. Chief Newton said I will go up and talk to him, I know him. Very tragic and disheartening loss to the entire Southern Pines Community, close friend of our Family, Paul, Victoria, Philip Fitanides, Boston Shoe Repair - 142, West Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC. 28387

Philip Fitanides
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March 28, 2024

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