Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Dale E. Newby

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 17, 1982

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Reflections for Officer Dale E. Newby

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 17, 2020

Semper Fi brother. You will never be forgotten. May God bless you for your service and your sacrifice to all of us. Your brothers and sisters on our beloved CHP will always remember you and thank you.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South LA.

July 17, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Newby.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 28, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are a Hero. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 17, 2018

The unjust seem to joy in eliminating those that are. God bless you officer Newby and thank you !

stan cortez

February 1, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Just thinking today about you Dale you were a dedicated officer, father, husband, and even w all those responsibilities still took the time to take me, another kid under your wing after my father passed. All my life I have thought how high you have set the bar, I know you are dearly missed by all who knew you, your love of others and your love of life.

SFC A. Ricci U.S ARMY Ret.
Next store neighbor kid

March 8, 2015

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down on us.

With respect and sincere appreciation for your service.

N. Person

January 15, 2012

I just wanted to tell you BROTHER how much we miss you ,and wish you were here enjoying your beautiful family and all of your grandchildren you have never met yet. You are never out of my thoughts and prayers. Love and miss you so much my big brother..

Cindy (Newby) Boyd

July 17, 2011

Brother, thinking of you again this weekend as the 17th comes near. Just know you are misses and still very much loved. My grandson Steven is doing very well and really likes his station in Contra Costa. Miss you brother as does your whole family. Love always, Betty (sis)

Betty Erickson

July 16, 2011


Officer J.Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

November 27, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and nineteenth 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 who was murdered in 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. Rest In Peace.

I hope to meet your family at a NORCAL COPS function someday. Until then, I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 17, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.

Former Police Officer
District Heights (MD) Police Dept.

July 17, 2010

So many thoughts of you these last few weeks. July 9, 2010, my grandson graduated from the CHP and we were there to watch it all. Finishing in the top 5. Now, he too will be serving in the CCC area as you did.
Countless memories came to me when I saw my son pin his son's badge on. By the way, He has polished your plaque 3 different times,just by rotating around the fountain. How about that?
Just wanted you to know you are not forgotten. Miss you very much.


July 12, 2010

Brother, (as you were call by us), I didn't know of this memorial page. I was thinking of you as I do so often and decided to search the net. Sad to say, there was your picture among so many and tears came again as they do so often. You are MISSED!. I have been to your memorial at the Stockton office often and recently saw the name plate at the CHP Academy. Always having tears in my eyes and heart. The tears fall when I see a CHP car, as the memories come flooding back. The reason for being at the academy is my grandson Steven has entered the academy Jan. 2010. Happy for him and yet reserved as I know first hand the dangers, the loss. Brother, I cherish our young years and teen years as the happiest of my childhood. I truly miss not growing old with you. You would be enjoying this time with me regarding my grandson, I miss you so. I read Jeff's message to you and I can hear his pain as I can when we all talk of you.
My grandson's grad date is in July. I will be there again and I will be thinking of you too. You are never,nor will be ever forgotten. It's strange, the older I get the more I miss you. Love always, Cuz by love.


January 18, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Newby. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

I miss you Dad.

LT Sean Newby

October 14, 2009

I was only 4, going on 5, and living in CA at the time. I live in Arkansas now and have been cop for 6 years. I just read the story by Jeff, Officer Newby's son, and I'm not ashamed to say I cried. We should all see the personal touches in people's lives. Having 2 little girls, it hits hard. Jeff - if you're reading this, I know you know you're dad is a hero, but let me say it anyway. He's a hero - to me. And most importantly, even on the 27th anniversary of his EOW, he is not forgotten. He will never be forgotten. Heroes live forever. May he rest in God's peace. May you always know we are trying hard to take up the slack and do our best to walk in his shoes. In honor of him, those who went before him, and those that have followed.

Joey Cannon - EOW June 19, 2009

Officer Josh McCrary
Plumerville Police Dept, Arkansas

July 17, 2009

RIP.God took you home too soon but now you are watching over your loved ones below.


September 18, 2008

Officer Newby,
Thank You for your service and sacrifice. YOU are a HERO!!You may have left us but you will never be forgotten...
God Bless you... Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 14, 2008

Officer Newby
I have passed your memorial highway sign so many times i wanted your family to know that your ultimate sacrafice did not go unnoticed, you are a hero! We just lost our son-in-law CHP John Miller and we miss him terribly. God bless you and your family.

mother-in-law of CHP John Miller EOW 11-16-07

March 1, 2008

I was 12,when Officer Newby was killed, and lived not far from where it happened. I still remember how sad I was because "a hero died". Now, almost 26 years later, I wear a band from NLEO memorial that says "hero's live forever"...and they do, in all of us that wear a badge or, as in my case, are pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Rest well Officer Newby and know that I remember.

Bill Green

January 2, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 16, 2007

My father was working on the day of my oldest brothers birthday party. Someone asked my father to switch days with him and so he did. Most of our family was at our house the day of my fathers death. We saw a patroll car come down the driveway and we thought it was my dad stopping by to say hello to all the family but instead it was my fathers friend comming to break the news to my mom that he had been shot. My mom went with the office to the hospital. when she returned and broke the news to us we were so shocked to believe that he could be gone. My dad could have told his friend that it was his son's birthday and he would rather not trade but that was just the way he was allways putting the needs of others before himself. There is no dought he is a hero and insperation to me. This year I turned 36 and I have to boys 13 and 10. Right now I am the same age as my father was and my boys are the same age as my brother Dale and I were when dad was killed. The sad part is that my father worked night shift so the short ten years I did know him he was trying to sleep with three boys in the house. we were allways being yelled at for waking him up during the day when he really needed some sleep but all us boys wanted is to play with him. My name is Jeff and I just wanted to write a little to let people see a little into the life of my father who I love so dearly.

Jeffery S. Newby

June 9, 2007

Remembering your sacrifice 14 years ago, and appreciating your service to the citizens of California. Rest in peace, Officer Newby.

M. Walker
Widow, CHP Lt. Michael Walker EOW 12-31-05

July 17, 2006

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