Chief of Police L. Newton Bogart

Chief of Police L. Newton Bogart

Sevierville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, July 20, 1941

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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2013

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