The Irving Police Department is saddened to announce that former Irving Chief of Police Benny Newman passed away at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center on Sunday, August 6. He was 91 years of age. His loving family surrounded him at the time of his passing.
Chief Newman served as Irving’s police chief from 1978 to 1994. Prior to his service with the Irving Police Department, Chief Newman spent 23 years with the Dallas Police Department, rising to the rank of Captain. Chief Newman saw a need for the youth in Irving and was instrumental in creating the Irving Police Athletic League (PAL). For over 30 years, the PAL has provided classes and camps to hundreds of youth annually in Irving and surrounding areas.
Chief Newman leaves a legacy of distinguished public service and was a well-respected member of the law enforcement community, a civic leader, family man and friend. We ask that you keep the Newman family in your thoughts and prayers. Funeral arrangements are pending.