Police Officer Lee Stewart Newbill

Police Officer Lee Stewart Newbill

Moscow Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 2007

Lee Stewart Newbill

Officer Lee Newbill was shot and killed in a planned attack on law enforcement.

The suspect fired into an emergency dispatch center inside the Latah County Courthouse intending to lure people into the line of fire. Officer Newbill was killed as he rushed to the courthouse to assist. A deputy helped pull the officer out of the way before being shot and wounded.

The suspect then fled to a nearby church where he murdered a citizen and later committed suicide as officers surrounded the church.

Officer Newbill served with the Moscow Police Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 149

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Today marks ten years, I can only say I have nothing for respect for you officer. I recently did a project on you and I was deeply saddened. I know you are resting in a better place now, you are my role model and a true hero.
Thank you for your service

Jonathan Vergara
Mission Hills High School Criminal Justice Academy

May 19, 2017

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