Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Staff Sergeant Ralph R. Newell

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, October 28, 1988

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Reflections for Staff Sergeant Ralph R. Newell

Ralph was my uncle by marriage. I adored him. He was (along with John and Don) a prankster. He will live forever in my heart. Miss you still Uncle Ralph.

Sharon Shaw
Niece

March 25, 2019

S/Sgt. Newell,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Mississippi. And to your Family and loved ones ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2018

Drove on Hwy 49 today. Observed Staff Sgt Newell's memorial sign. To the family of Staff Sgt Newell he is remembered.

Police Officer
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

July 8, 2017

Would love to hear from Dad's co- workers/ friends. Facebook message Debbie Fromm or email Debbie.fromm63"yahoo.com. Thank You!

Daughter Debbie Fromm
C.o.P.s

January 13, 2016

Seems like a dream, so much I would like to talk to you about, until I see you again, Love and miss you, your daughter, Deborah Newell Fromm

Daughter Deborah Fromm
Police survivor

November 8, 2015

Staff Sergeant Newell your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and The Great State of Mississippi! Continue to Rest in Peace.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

October 28, 2015

Thank you Staff Sergeant Newell for your service to the Great State of Mississippi! You will never be forgotten! Rest in Peace fellow "RedLeg"!

TFC Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol

May 28, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

You are remembered today. We never forget our fallen brothers.

TFC.
MHP

October 28, 2009

You will always be in my heart and soul.Thanks for all the love and knowledge you shared with me.I am a better man because of you.I love you 4-ever and will never forget you.

Jason Cook
step son

July 7, 2008

S/SGT. Newell your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 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
Sergeant
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

December 3, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 26, 2007

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in law, your watch on earth is over.

SGT. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia CO FL SO

April 28, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 28, 2004

Sergeant Newell the years have passed but the loss of you has not diminished. God's Blessings and care to your family.

Senior Trooper (Ret)
Oregon State Police

February 17, 2004

Rest in Peace blue Angel. Mississippi loves you

S. Yates
Citizen of the great State of Mississippi

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