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Corporal Benjamin T. Newman

Idaho State Police, Idaho

End of Watch Saturday, March 3, 1962

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Reflections for Corporal Benjamin T. Newman

I remember seeing Corporal Newman in Rexburg, Idaho when I was 8 years old. I told myself I want to be a State Police Officer when I grow up. Corporal Newman looked so good in his uniform!! He emulated a command presents!!

I joined the Idaho State Police and had a Great career! Thank You Corporal Newman it's because of Yo that I did!!!! Bob La Pier

Sergeant Robert F La Pier (Ret)
Idaho State Police

June 2, 2018

To the Grandfather I never knew,

I was born in July of 1963 over year after your passing. We never had the heart felt exchanges/teachings that are passed from grandfathers to grandsons. Having known little of your life for much of mine there has always been something missing. When mom and I visited the Idaho State Troopers Memorial, I gained a far greater knowledge and respect for the lineage from which I came. Someone once told me “Remember who you are and what you represent”. That gives me a goal to strive for in the way I live my life and what I pass on to my children. The greater good is serving and helping all those who need my assistance. Knowing the sacrifice and dedication that you displayed in your career has given me great pride and a belief in my own abilities. So after fifty years of my life, I have grown to realize that you have passed on to me a core belief system that has held me true to my course in life.

Thank you, your Grandson

Roy L. Mearse
Correctional Food Manager II
California State Prison San Quenin
San Quentin, CA.

January 15, 2014

Corporal Newman,

I cannot begin to explain how wonderful and kind a person you are to have been out on the highway working around the clock to help those in need. You are an inspiration to all human beings. I hope your kind spirit lives on in every single person you helped.

Boyd Nixon

May 16, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.
Rest In Peace.

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

April 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Corporal Newman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

Cpl. Newman,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Idaho. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 3, 2012

Rest in peace Brother. Thank you for your service.

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

December 15, 2010

Corporal, good job on helping your fellow man when they are in need, you died doing what you knew best, and helping your fellow man, I can't think of a more fitting way to pass...10-42...

Idaho State University Department of Public Safety

November 9, 2003

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