As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Additional Info: Officer Shawn Newlin had served with the Clayton County Police Department for only 9 months. He is survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
Cause of Death: Newlin succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident five days earlier while escorting a funeral procession.
Date of Incident: March 4, 2007
Off-duty Atlanta officer succumbs to injury
By Saeed Ahmed The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
An off-duty Clayton County police officer died Sunday afternoon, four days after he was critically hurt while escorting a funeral procession.
Officer Shawn Newlin, 25, never recovered from a coma following the wreck on Tara Boulevard near Sherwood Drive Wednesday afternoon. He rear-ended a car with his motorcycle, was thrown off and landed on the road on his head.
"It just makes you realize how fragile life is," said Clayton police Maj. Tim Robinson Sunday. ...