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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I miss my grandfather and think of him often. His daughter Margret Jager (Newton)
was my mother and told us many stories of the Chief and Southern Pines.

Eric Jager

March 7, 2021

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