Lieutenant Michael Stephan Vogt

Lieutenant Michael Stephan Vogt

Chattahoochee Hills Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, February 15, 2010

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Michael Stephan Vogt

Lieutenant Mike Vogt was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle parked on Vernon Grove Road, a dirt road in a rural area of the city.

As he drove down the road, he observed a man outside of his vehicle drinking beer. When Lieutenant Vogt asked him for his license, the suspect, who had outstanding warrants, opened fire on Lieutenant Vogt before he had time to exit his patrol car.

Despite being under fire, he was able to reverse down the road and call for assistance. He was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he succumbed to his wounds.

A suspect was arrested in connection with Lieutenant Vogt's murder three days later. He was subsequently convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Lieutenant Vogt had served in law enforcement for over 30 years. He had served with the Chattahoochee Hills Police Department for 14 months and had previously served with the Union City Police Department. He is survived by his wife, four children, five grandchildren, parents, and three brothers.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 10

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

suspicious vehicle

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Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

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