NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Davidson County officials renamed a road in East Nashville Monday to honor a deputy killed in the line of duty 25 years ago.
Summer Place in East Nashville was renamed Jerry Newson Way to honor Deputy Jerry Newson, Jr.
He was shot and killed on Sept. 22, 1995 while serving an eviction notice.
The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office warrant division and training academy is located on Summer Place. The building was torn down to make way for the new DCSO headquarters.
The building will be located at One Jerry Newson Way.
The ceremony began at 7:40 a.m., which is the approximate time Newson was shot and killed.
Newson was the first Davidson County deputy to be killed in the line of duty.
Newson, a Tennessee State University graduate, worked at the DCSO for seven years and began
his service as a correctional officer. Employees of the sheriff’s office who worked with him will
always remember him as “The Rock.” Family members from Nashville, Memphis, Clarksville,
Alabama, Texas, and Indiana attended the service as did sheriff’s office retirees who worked in
the warrant division at the time of Newson’s death.