Randall Clayton Newton, age 53, of Brookville, Indiana died early Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 at his home in Brookville, Indiana.Born June 3, 1964 in Hamilton, Ohio he was the son of Robert Granville Newton & Wanda (McFadden) Holbert. On January 9, 1988 he was united in marriage to Terry J. Fairfield, and she survives. Randy worked as a truck driver for many years. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting & fishing and the outdoors.Besides Terry, his wife of nearly 30 years, survivors include his mother, Wanda Holbert; four children, Tamara Scott of Brookville, Indiana, Johnny Newton of Brookville, Indiana, Margaret Newton of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Randi Newton of Brookville, Indiana; 7 grandchildren; one brother, Robert Matthew Newton of Brookville, Indiana.He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Granville Newton; his grandparents; as well as several aunts & uncles.Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Somerville Cemetery in Butler County, Ohio.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Newton family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
The Vancouver Police Department signed a partnership agreement Thursday with a Latino civil rights organization that aims to bridge potential cultural barriers. Interim Chief Chris Sutter worked on the agreement with Diana Perez, president of the Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens No. 47013, and the organization’s chair of law enforcement relations, Wilfredo Collins. According to the agreement’s philosophy statement: “The department recognizes potential barriers in our community which include language, cultural differences, cultural misunderstandings, mistrust, and fear.”“The signing of this partnership agreement is a result of an ongoing relationship and mutual commitment to enhance communication, strengthen relationships, and reduce cultural barriers.” Sutter said in a news release. “We look forward to establishing similar partnership agreements with other interested diversity groups within our community.”A group of community members and a group of Vancouver police officers will be involved in the partnership. The agreement will be reviewed annually to track progress and objectives.