Weekend Accident Leaves Town Without Only Cop

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Cinda Peavy has been living in Newville for several years and was shocked when she heard sirens only a few hundred feet from her home Saturday night.

"Everybody was just about coming to our driveway and turning around because they couldn't go down the bridge and so later on we found out it was our chief."

Peavy says it was heartbreaking to find out the accident just seconds from her home involved a familiar friend.

"It was very saddened and we were worried because he took care of the citizens around here like family, he was considered family to us."

Over the weekend Newville police chief Ward Graham was involved in a two car accident, leaving him in the hospital and Newville without their only police officer.

That's when Headland police stepped in, offering a hand.

"I recognized his plight and that on behalf of the city of Headland we would offer to patrol his city, at no charge to him until the city could do different or get all this cleaned up."

Headland’s mayor Reuben Shelley met with the mayor of Newville Tuesday afternoon discussing plans to allow headlands police to temporarily patrol the town.

Cindy Peavy is thankful to Headland police and says she is hopeful Chief Ward will make a wonderful recovery and continue to protect the town

Cheif Graham is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.


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