Chief of Police L. Newton Bogart

Chief of Police L. Newton Bogart

Sevierville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, July 20, 1941

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L. Newton Bogart

Chief L. Newton Bogart was shot and killed by a mentally disturbed person who walked up to him on West Main Street and shot him five times with a .32 caliber handgun. The suspect then turned himself in to a deputy sheriff.

The 25-year-old suspect was sentenced to the Tennessee state prison for the criminally insane in Nashville. He was released in 1973 and died in 1998.

Chief Bogart had served with the agency for 30 years.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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Chief Bogart,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sevierville.


United States Border Patrol

July 20, 2021

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