03/05/2007

Off-duty Atlanta officer succumbs to injury

Officer Down: Shawn Newlin - [Jonesboro, Georgia]


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Biographical Info

Age: 25

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.

Incident Details

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. ...

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