Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Donald Joshua Newman

Jemison Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, March 5, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Donald Joshua Newman

Officer Newman,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF-especially during OIF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 5, 2021

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4] and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 6, 2018

Josh, brother from our military days, we had deep conversations. All thru active duty in the military you always stated what you wanted to do.. become a cop (civilian) which I commended you on. The day I found out of your passing--I was in Afghanistan--man I cried myself to sleep.. you are definitely missed and there is not a day that goes by that I do not think you of you. R.I.H.. you were/are the epitome of a great person/cop/friend.
Jimmy D.

E6, Jimmy D. Simmons
USAF, Active Duty

March 6, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Chief of Police Christopher Dillard
Owens Cross Roads Police Department

January 31, 2014

You were always there for me when I needed you most, and tonight i need you more than ever. After 2 years it's still not easy , in fact it's getting harder not having my big brother there to give me advice and to show me how to deal with life. The one person who could get me through this pain is no longer here, but I try to get through every day with a smile on my face. It's hard josh but I know if you were here you would tell me not to be sad that you are happier now in heaven then you ever were on earth. But for us left behind the pain is still too much, the void left behind still too large. I love you brother, you're on my mind everyday. Until I see you again brother I will try to make you proud of me.

Mark Newman

March 5, 2013

You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Lee Ann Thompson
AL Concerns of Police Survivors

March 5, 2013

Josh, you were my buddy in Incirlik, Turkey. We, along with the gang had a lot of fun, and that's how I will always remember ya. Take care.


Corporal Rashaad Smith
Collier County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2012

I was Josh's Chief in Iraq. You have my deepest sympathies, he was a fine man and a great Air Cop.

Chief Bob Anderson

July 11, 2012

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

I pray for solacr for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

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

March 5, 2012

Thanks for your 8 years of services.


March 5, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

To the family and the Jemison Police Deptartment my prayers and condolences go out to you during your time of sorrow. You should be proud of your loved one and co-worker, Officer Newman, one who had a passion to serve. I thank him for serving our country and keeping the community safe. May you find peace and comfort.

Mother of Fallen MPD Officer Brandon Sigler E.O.W. 6/2/2009

Corr. LT. Nina Gordon - Retired
Mobile County Sheriff Office

April 22, 2011

To the family, friends and members of the Heard County Sheriff's Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


March 22, 2011

Officer Newman,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF in Iraq as an Air Force Security Policeman. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 20, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Joshua Newman. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Joshua.

Pfc. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

March 14, 2011

Farewell brother,the time has come,
you will be sorely missed, and you're not the only one,
I shall never forget you,

nor the sccrifices you made,
put your life on the line and saved so many,
but you yourself could not be saved,

You've left me with so much sadness,
I still remember all the good times we had,
If there was only some other way,
But you died for a cause, for a reason, for honor you always said,

I wish it didn't have to end this way,
If only I could speak to you just one more time,
and tell you how much I love and miss you little brother,
this pain will never leave me far behind,

For the world,for just one wish, anything I would give,
to see that beautiful smile on your face just once more,
you're still here with me,part of my heart, mind and soul,
I want so badly to see you walk through my door,

Above and beyond the call of duty,
I'd give my life for you if you could have stayed,
I am proud and honored to call you friend and brother,
if there could have only been some other way,

There is a place in the stars just for you,
fallen heroes, unlike any other,
A special place where you are never forgotten,
Farewell, I will see you again in heaven.

I love you so much Josh, I will think of you every day until we see each other again.

Flesscia Mercer
Big sister

March 14, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother...You will never be forgotten!!

Ptl. N. Deleon
Bergenfield PD NJ

March 14, 2011

Thank you Officer Newman for your courageous sacrifice. God bless you and keep you close. Rest in peace as God eases the suffering of your loved ones, fellow officers and friends. You will never be forgotten.

A Grateful Citizen

March 13, 2011

Rest in peace brother...we will take the watch from here...the ultimate sacrifice you have made will not be forgotten. I am proud to render Officer Donald J. Newman a final salute.

North Greenbush, NY PD

March 13, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Newman. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Donald, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Donald's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Donald's life was about so much more than the way he died. Donald will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Newman, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

March 12, 2011

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Donald Joshua Newman and the Jemison Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Newman, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 11, 2011

Josh was a great father,husband,cousin,brother,son. Everyone that knew him loved and respected him so much. He was a CHRISTIAN and did his job as he was suppose to. We will miss him but know he is home now. He has a wonderful wife and son. Please keep his family in your prayers. LOVE YOU JOSH AND WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS..

Brandi Easterling
first cousin

March 11, 2011

My sincere condolences for officer Newman's family. He served his county honorably in the USAF and equally as well the citizens of Jemison. I have always put law enforcement officers in the same category as active duty service members in that they are always in harms way while performing their duties. I am 100% sure that officer Newman served his community with distinction and honor.


March 11, 2011

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