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

There are no words that can help co-workers, friends, partners, and most of all family when we lose someone. We do a job that takes someone of special caliber to do what we do. Each day is a gift. A extra special gift when we go home to our loved ones and even check-off with our co-workers. I know the sense of lose. To the family my deepest sympathies are with you. To the members of the Jemison Police Department my sympathies go out to you as well.
For all police officers everywhere we do a job that very few would do; particularly midnites. However, no matter what tour we work we must be careful. Remember, "better tried by 12 the carried by 6". With 12 we have a chance.
May God walk with you every day all day. God Bless.

Ret. Officer Donna M. Robinson

March 6, 2011

God Bless Officer Newman, his family and friends. "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom." Abraham Lincoln

Officer Jeffrey Blose
Lake Alfred Police Department

March 6, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Newman, his family, friends, and the entire Jemison Police Department. Thank you for your service Officer Newman. We've got the watch from here!!

Fredericksburg Police Dept(VA)

March 6, 2011

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 6, 2011

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your
heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the
throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all
the people. Amen.


March 6, 2011



March 6, 2011

I spent a year and a half with Joshua. We attended Jefferson County Sheriffs Academy together. He Will be Missed.

INV. Randal Gilliland
Etowah County Sheriffs Office

March 6, 2011

My prayers are with the Newman family, friends and coworkers of this HERO. May God be with you and guide you all through these troubled times. May the young child of this hero grow up to know that we will never forget the sacrifice thier daddy made.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02


March 6, 2011

My prayers to the family of Officer Newman and all of the members of the Jemison Police Department. Rest in peace sir.

California Highway Patrol

March 6, 2011

So sorry for the loss! From one officer to another officer's family.....God bless and remember he made the ultimate sacrifice for his community!! We will always remember the ones who have died in the line of duty!

B. L. Smith Police Officer
Carolina Beach Police Dept.

March 6, 2011

God Bless You and Rest In Peace Officer Newman. Thank you, Terry Granato

Terry Granato
Border Agents Mom

March 6, 2011

Thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP brother, we have the watch from here.

Detective Miley
Shalimar Police Dept. FL

March 6, 2011

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Officer Donald Newman. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Officer Newman and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 6, 2011

Officer Newman, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

March 6, 2011

Rest in peace my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept. (Ms)

March 6, 2011

Thank you Officer Newman for your hard work and dedication to the fine folks in Jemison, Alabama. My condolences to your family, friends and co-workers. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! May you forever, rest in peace...

Mitch Cheselka
Sergeant, CA/OR Retired

March 6, 2011

Officer Newman, thank you for your dedication and service to you community. God bless your family. Brother, we now have the watch. Godspeed.

Deputy R. L. Matthews
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews EOW 9-30-05

March 6, 2011

My dear friend of over 30 years, a Chicago Police Officer, died in a similar on-duty accident a year deepest sympathy and condolences to Officer Newman's family and his fellow police officers.


March 6, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 6, 2011

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