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Efforts Renewed To Honor Newman Police Officer

Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman Police Department was fatally shot after pulling over a suspected drunk driver on Christmas Eve in 2018. Cpl. Singh was born in Fiji, but immigrated to the US in 2003 and joined the Newman police force in 2011. He left behind a wife and baby boy.

Stanislaus County Supervisor Channce Condit and Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil (SD-4) have banded together to reignite the efforts to have a portion of Highway 33 named after Cpl. Singh.

“After Supervisor Condit informed me that more action was required to ensure that this memorial became a reality, we contacted the Department of Transportation and finished the documentation,” stated Alvarado-Gil. “I am honored to join with the Newman Police Association, the Blue Line Wives advocacy group, and other community leaders to be a part of recognizing the legacy of Officer Ronil Singh.”

“Our community will never forget Officer Singh and his family,” added Supervisor Condit. “This dedication is the least we can do for the sacrifice that they have made for us. I want to thank the Senator for moving this dedication forward to honor a true hero.”

The advocacy group, Blue Line Wives, is accepting donations as well as selling memorial challenge coins to help raise funds. To donate, go to