Jemison Police Officer dies in car crash

JEMISON,AL (WBRC) - A Jemison Police Officer was killed in an accident Saturday night. Officer Donald Joshua Newman was responding to assist with a two car accident with injuries shortly after 6pm when his patrol car left the road on Highway 31 and hit a power pole. Heavy rain might have been a factor in the accident. Officer Newmman was pronounced dead on the scene. Chief Shane Fulmar said Officer Newman was the type of Police Officer that any department would want to have," He was very dedicated, respectful, and the mirror image of a professional. Officer Newman was not only an asset to the City of Jemison but an asset to our profession of law enforcement abroad. He will be greatly missed here within the Jemsion Police Department and the City of Jemsion. Our heavy hearts go out to Officer Newman's family." Officer Newman leaves behind his wife and four year old son.

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