All are invited to join Newton police and other local law enforcement from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Jasper County Courthouse to honor fallen police officers as part of National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day.
The Newton Police Department remembers Officers Bobby J. Barrickman and Daniel M. McPherren and Lt. Patrick Richardson. Officer Barrickman was killed in a traffic accident on Sept. 30, 1979. Officer McPherren was killed while responding to an armed robbery on Sept. 13, 1985. Lt. Richardson suffered a heart attack on Sept. 1, 2013, while training for an upcoming physical agility test.