Deputy White honored with memorial sign

The Newton County Board of Commissioners and

Newton County Sheriff

Sheriff Ezell Brown observed National Police Week in May by reflecting on and honoring the life and service of Deputy Justin White. White is the only NCSO deputy to have lost his life in the line of duty. White’s family members and officers from the NCSO were on hand at the May 7 Board of Commissioners meeting to unveil a sign that will be erected on Mote Road designating it as the “Deputy Justin White Memorial Highway.” White died Nov. 15, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident while responding to an emergency.


I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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