Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Akeem Basil "Teddy" Newton

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

End of Watch Sunday, January 20, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Akeem Basil "Teddy" Newton

Rest in peace.


January 20, 2021

RIP brother. You have not and never will be forgotten.

Chief Gordon Hobbs
North Carolina

January 20, 2021

Hi there. I’m glad Officer Newton hasn’t been forgotten. You may not know me, but I am his former stepson and felt the urge to look him up again. That day was probably one of the worst days of my life as a child. Be that as it may, it was even worse on my Mom. She was married to him not even for 6months before this happened. May his soul Rest In Peace. In three days will be the 11th year anniversary of his death and I was just hoping the world hasn’t forgotten


January 17, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family members of Officer Newton. Despite his unfortunate death on January 20, 2008, a little over 10 years ago, Officer Newton has not been forgotten. May his soul now rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

January 25, 2018

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. As I read the refections of your co-workers , I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 20, 2012

I have lost my little brother, who have assume the possision of been my big brother, you took care of me when I was down, you became my protector from people who seek to harm me, and now you are gone for ever, but not forgotten. I miss you the day you where taken, and I miss you now two years after, and I am still missing you. That special bond is still in tack little brother. Thank you for protecting the people of the virgin islands, they thank you, and I thank you,may you rest in peace. YOU ARE OFF DUTY OFFICER NEWTON. LOVE YOU.

lylette newton

May 31, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. May God give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 18, 2009

To those who loved Officer Newton, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. Even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure Teddy will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Officer Newton for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. I know this isn't a very manly thing to do, but if you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 9, 2008

Rest in peace my brother. You will never be forgotten.

OFC. Leroy Huyghue jr.
Virgin Islands Police Department

April 15, 2008

Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff
Orange County Sheriff's Office,Fl.

April 11, 2008

I just want to take some time out to thank all law enforcement officers and personell for showing their deepest condolences. For those that did not know my husband, he was a very outgoing person that loved life and police work. I not only lost a husband but a partner, bestfriend, and confidant. My heart is still full of pain and my eyes full of tears but reading emails like yours do ease the pain. I am honored to be a police officer with family and friends around the world God Bless You All! and Be Safe.

Police Officer Esther Mcleod Newton
Virgin Islands Police Department , wife/widow

April 3, 2008

Daddy the day i heard about your death i thought it was a dearm that i was going to wake up form but i didn't wake up. I wanted you to be there to see me get married and graduate form high school. But now all i have are memories that i would Remember forever. I know u are looking down on me tell me everything is going to be all right. But i miss hearding your voice and seeing your face. That something that i would never get back no matter how much i pray to make u come back.

Adrianna Newton

April 1, 2008

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Newton and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer Newton has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Newton, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Newton is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Special Agent
FBI New York City

March 21, 2008

officer newton was a lovely person and have been there for those who knew him and also those that did not get to know the person akim was a patiently and respectful person those that not had the time to knew him well.i did who will be badly miss rest in peace akim

veronica napoleon
special friend

March 20, 2008

We made a few jokes, shared a couple of laughs thats what I remember. I rather say this as though you are still here. You are a good man. I hope that our department keeps your name high and appreciate your time served. I will see you at roll call.


March 4, 2008

May God be with the family, friends and Dept. of Officer Newton during their time of bereavement. It's always tragic to lose a loved one unexpectantly like this. God Bless you my brother in Law Enforcement. Now gear up and grab a beat in Heaven we'll see you soon.

Patrol Officer V. B. Arceneaux 239
Houston Port Authority Police

February 28, 2008

My deep hearted sympathy goes to the family, friends and co-workers. My son Matt was killed on the same day and I know they are both walking the Heaven's beat together.

Cyndia Thebeau
Mother of Officer Matthew Thebeau EOW 1-20-2008

February 26, 2008

God bless you and your family. Sir, R.I.P.


February 24, 2008

Thank you for your service. God Bless and Protect your Family and your Department.

Juanita Bethea

February 24, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Akeem Basin Newton,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Officer Newton. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Officer Akeem Basil Newton is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

February 23, 2008

Officer Newton

You have done your duty and are a true hero. You have served your community, state and country. Rest in Peace knowing you have done a job well done.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Officer Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice

February 18, 2008

Today we lost a hero, this day God welcomed one home.

Patrolman Dwayne Delcour
Mansfield Police Mansfield, Mo

February 17, 2008

Prayers to you all. Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

February 15, 2008

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