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Community remembers Jemison police officer

JEMSION,AL (WBRC) - Jemison residents continue to honor the life of a local police officer killed in the line of duty. 

People lined up Wednesday at the Jemison Municipal Complex to attend a visitation for Officer Josh Newman. People have also been bringing cards and gifts to city hall all week. Newman's family members said the outpouring of support has been amazing.

"I never expected anything like this," said Newman's mother Ginger Autrey, "To know so many people loved him, and knew him, and respected him, it's amazing." 

Officer Newman, 30, died while responding to a two car accident Saturday evening. He lost control of his patrol car, hit a power pole, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer said the department and city lost a great officer and a great man.

"He was an up and coming star in law enforcement," said Chief Fulmer, "He would come to work each and every night and ask 'what officer can I help? What citizen can I help?' That was just the kind of values he had." 

The city of Jemison has set up the "Officer Josh Newman Memorial Fund" at BB&T Bank branches to collect donations for his family. 

Newman's funeral will be Thursday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jemison Municipal Complex. Burial will follow at New Hope Community Cemetery in Jemison.

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