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February 10, 2020
Patti and I send our thoughts and prayers to Captain Newman's family and loved ones. Patti was a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Brahler and got to know Verner through her employment at the dental office. I was a Deputy at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and later a Patrolman for the Lawrence Police Department. I had the honor of working for and with Captain Newman! He was a highly intelligent person, a great Law Enforcement Officer and an outstanding leader. May God Bless!
Rick & Patti
February 10, 2020
I got to first know Verner when as a KU Law School student I was a law clerk for the Lawrence Municipal Court. Verner had a significant role with managing the Court at that time. He was clearly very capable and very insightful. Thereafter as I entered the practice of law in Lawrence I had the good fortune to have occasional visits with him. He was in all respects a very good man. Due to other scheduled conflicts regrettably I will not be able to attend the visitation or other services for him. Peter Curran.
February 09, 2020
Sorry to read of Verners passing Kathryn. May
peace be with you and your family.
Bonnie Bond, Boise, Idaho
February 09, 2020
Verner was one of my first baseball coaches in the South Park League in 1961, and I interacted often with Kathryn at The First National Bank. Verner's advice to take a deep breath before stepping into the batter's box is something I've employed many times in later life. Verner was a consummate gentleman, and had a great sense of humor. May God rest his soul.

Thomas V. Murray
February 08, 2020
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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February 08, 2020
WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF LT. NEWMANS PASSING. I worked with him for many years at LPD, he was always a leader and fair.HE will Be MISSED BY SO MANY-MAY GOD GRANT HIS FAMILY MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES-GOD'S BLESSINGS TO EACH OF YOU.Ret.corpal Wayne othick ,LPD
February 08, 2020
Verner's colleagues at Fraternal Order of Police Lawrence Lodge #2 give their sympathy to his family in this time of grief. Many of us remember working with Captain Newman and we will miss him.

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