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Police Officer Dewey Joe Sherbo, III

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, November 9, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Dewey Joe Sherbo, III

Officer Sherbo,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Newark. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2022

Was thinking of you today. I wonder what you would be doing now. Would you have stayed past 25 or clocked out. I'm thinking you wouldn't want to put up with all the nonsense in the climate right now, so you would probably be retired enjoying the good life.

You would be so proud of the job Donna and the family have done with the kids. I tell ya, Joe couldn't be more like you. That kid is your twin, like every fiber of him (but he is a little better looking). Caitie is absolutely gorgeous (we know she got those genes from Donna) and I can't keep up with her. That kid is living her best life travelling all over the place.

Lt. Amilkar Velez
Newark Police

September 8, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Sherbo. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Sherbo Family and the Newark Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

July 11, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 8, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Sherbo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 4, 2020

Great cop . Who would have ever know . He sat next to me in judge Williams court 2 days before his accident. We sat in part 6 traffic court , room 106 and cracked jokes until the judge Called either one of our cases . Two days later he was gone , bothers me til this moment. RIP. 5 days after my birthday

Newark PD

November 10, 2019

God bless the Sherbo family and grant eternal rest to this man. 15 years was far too short for what they did. My nephew was just sworn in an as a Newark police officer. I grew up near Branch Brook Park. I remember that night so well. My heart still breaks for his family but I know his son is making us all proud, all the good people of Newark. God bless!

Tim Hester
Lifelong Newarker

November 9, 2019

May God forever watch over the Sherbo family as well as his Family in Blue. I have in my heart and prayers all who have endured the loss of a great officer. May you continue your watch from the Heavens above Angel in Blue. You are truly missed by many.

Kristin Tarantino

November 9, 2018

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

June 5, 2015

Classmate - 1997 seems so long ago ... yet you are still thought of with fond memories. Miss you brother ... Class #102 never forgets.

Sergeant R. Murphy
Newark, NJ

October 7, 2014

Today I register for the fallen hero's Police Unity Tour Memorial in Washington D.C. for 2014.

I had the pleasure of to participate in bike run last year 2013 and remembered all my brothers who sacrified their lives both on and off duty.

I was also graced with Dewey Sherbo son, who was now all grown up while riding on the Newark Police Bus to D.C. He was so proud and so a great young man.
I couldn't bring myself to speak to him of his father and how we graduated together Class 102.
I remember how much Dewey spoke of his son and wife and how she was expecting their daughter.
He was my friend and neighbor, a true gentlemen who loved his family and had great pride in his job.
We both would were respectful of each other lives and family and still recall every other weekend on sunday mowing the lawn and waving hello. Mrs. Sherbo often sat outside with their son and then finally the birth of their daughter.
I often look over and smile as if you still wander around.

Detective F. Soto
Newark Police Department

January 7, 2014

Rest in peace my friend Deweey. Protegenos desde arriba amigo mio

Cesar C.

July 29, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 9, 2009

Dewey, its been 12 years since we last spoke. Sitting having lunch across from 31 Green street. We had our heros that we admired on this job, most of whom retired after Santiago took office. Some changed as they moved up in rank. Some changed because they were tired of fighting the system. I knew you were gonna be a hero cop. I wanted to let you and the family you left behing know that you have not been forgotten and when he worked all those overtime court hits he did it for his family, so they someday would live a better life. He truly loved his family and although we had our bad days..he truly loved the job.

John Formisano
Newark Police

November 17, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 12, 2007

On the ten year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 9, 2007

My brother graduated the academy with you, and years later he still speaks of you with such esteem, respect and humility. You serve as inspiration, evidenced by the love, tenacity and motivation present in others through your influence. Thank you for so much that words can't encompass.

God Bless and Rest in Peace....

With admiration,

Katilia Velez

November 7, 2007

Believe when you hear that you wont be forgotten...Each time I go by your memorial I pray for you, God bless you and your family.

C. Pinto
Newark...102 Classmate

November 6, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 5, 2007

I remember when you and I started at the EC Jail together and the first thing they showed us is how dangerous the job is by taking us to the floor where an officer was attacked. Then we went to Newark together in the 102 class. I still remember our last conversation. I was going to meet you when I got back from military duty but you were gone when I got back. I'll never forget you and I know you are still keeping us safe. God bless, Dew.

P/O William Johnson
Newark Police Department

September 23, 2007

I worked as an EMT for about a year, and had the pleasure of meeting you on many calls. There was one time where the 525 was getting out of hand and you came with your partner and backed us up. I never was able to tell you or your partner thank you. Rest, for the Angels in Blue have you.

Emergency Medical Technician

September 12, 2007

Hey Dad I am praying each and every day for you, and I know that you are watching and protecting us in heaven, you don't know how much I wish you were still here, to tell the stories of the job, I wanted you to know that one day i hope to be just like and to fufill every dream you had for me, You wanted us to strive for what we want, I am going to make you proud I promise, Mom misses you so much we all do So does Caitlin, We all do Pop-pop Mom-mom we wish you copuld come visit for one day it would be a dream come true, to see you once more! God bless my father, I miss you dad, and I love you!

His Son

September 7, 2007

Dewey - All these years that have gone bye, you are still remembered. May GOD bless and watch over your family.

Tom Ciccine
Newark PD Ret

March 7, 2007

Dewey, just thinking of you on this day were another classmate lost his life in the line of duty. NPD 102nd "B" class.

P.O. Classmate
Newark P.D.

March 6, 2007

We here at the Newark Police Museum will keep your memory alive forever. Thank you for your faithful and dedicated service and rest in peace.

Curator Edward J. Dalley Sr.
Newark Police Museum

July 22, 2006

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