Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Lee Stewart Newbill

Moscow Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Lee Stewart Newbill

I served under Captain Lee Newbill in Germany in the late eighties. I had a blast being his driver for the REFORGER (Return of forces to Germany) exercise. It was nice to have a man I knew was my boss that could treat you like a friend. I heard of his passing awhile ago, but recently thought of Lee again and wanted to write something. I don't have Facebook and thought this was probably the best way to reach out. My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Lee. RIP my friend.

Jim Gandy

November 6, 2022

15 years and it is no easier than if it was yesterday.

Chris Roberts

May 24, 2022

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 19, 2020

Dear nephew, your wonderful Dad joined you today. It was so bittersweet, but comforting, too, to know y'all are together. You both are always dear and special in our hearts. Aunt Dixie and Uncle Jerry

Jerry and Dixie Sansom
Uncle and Aunt

May 19, 2020

Grandpa I never knew you and I love you even without knowing what you did for all those people but I'm 10 now and I am so so sad that I didn't get to know you because I was born in 2010 and you died in 2007 3 years before when I was born. I wish I could have met you before you died.


April 10, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Newbill.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

RIP Brother. Had the privilege of visiting your city back in 1994 during a ten day wilderness camp in the Selway with Tank Lanpher. I just spent all day 05/18 at the press conferences re- the Santa Fe H.S. shooting in Texas. With God’s grace, Santa Fe ISD Officer Barnes will pull rhru.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

May 19, 2018

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

In December, 2016 the Missoula Drug Task Force conducted an operation in your memory. On behalf of everyone at the task force we say thank you for your bravery and sacrifice.

Missoula Drug Task Force

January 16, 2017

Life continues...


I love you every day, always. Think of you every day, forever.

Since you have been gone, I have been married. We have a beautiful son who shares your name as part of his. I struggle with the fact that your beautiful grandson will never know how amazing you are. Though am frequently reminded he will know because of the stories I will share with him. You can never be forgotten, for you live so strongly in my heart. I love you forever.

Your Daughter

Christina Rust

September 30, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 19, 2015

You were one of the kindest police officers I have ever met. In a profession where there are many complainers, you never spoke poorly of anyone or anything. It's been eight years since that horrible night and you are not forgotten.


May 18, 2015

I wanted to thank you, Sir, for saving my husband's life. He had problems with alcohol off and on for years (way before I met him) but the night you arrested him for his 2nd DUI, you talked some sense into him, made him understand that his actions were not only hurting him, but the people who cared about him as well. He is sober to this day, has been over 10 years now. He counted you as a friend (still does), and cried when we heard you were killed. I hope you are enjoying heaven, for surely you are there.


March 4, 2015

Rest peacefully brother in blue, you are a hero and will be remembered.

Master at Arms M. Moglia
United States Navy

January 11, 2015

To this day you are still in my thoughts. You are not forgotten. I am honored to have you as a friend and fellow officer.

Love you brother,

Toby Fisher
Former Moscow PD now Gresham (Oregon) PD

December 2, 2014

Hey brother. Someone said today that they didn't know I had another brother so I sent them the link to this site and then I started reading all the rememberances and of course, cried like a little girl. I still think of you often and miss you. Lindey is married, now. All our babies are all grown up. Wish I could talk to you. Love always.

Sister Kate

June 11, 2013

Not a day goes by I don't remember you and the sacrifice you made. I will keep the faith. Knowing your watching over me, and all of us, let's me believe we will meet again. We'll watch for you down here, you watch over us from there. Hold the line, brother

Casey Green
Moscow PD & Uniontown PD

May 20, 2013

I was in Idaho POST class #130 with Lee, and was proud to call him my friend. I'll address my comments to Lee below:

You gave all, my brother, to protect others even though you had already checked out of service when the shooting began. That's just the kind of guy you were- true, blue, and always there.

You were so proud of your family, your wife and kids, and your friends. Your eyes would light up when you spoke of them, although you kept most of your business private. I always respected that.

Rest in Peace, Officer Newbill. We'll see you again but, until then, watch over us from heaven, we'll take it from here.

Sergeant Robert Rausch
Idaho State Police

September 19, 2012

I'll never forget you friend. Thank you for your service.

Officer Josh Arend
Boise PD former Moscow PD

May 29, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth anniversary of your death. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 19, 2012

Still miss ya buddy, 5 years later

Matt Mitchell

May 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Newbill. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

Was a great officer and an asset to his community

Matt Hosking

March 11, 2012

never forgotten !


August 30, 2011

Oh I remember that night....I was standing by my open window, listening to these aweful sounds... gun shots. Lee went into the middle of the danger to protect us and to stop a madman. I thank you Officer Newbill with all my heart. You really gave your all. Moscow Idaho loves you and thanks you!

To the Newbill Family
My heart goes out to you. I read your reflections and am amazed at how tender you have remained. Though I am sure your grief is deep, I do not sense bitterness in your words at all. What an inspiration you are to this community.

Linda Tenney
Moscow resident and mother of a Police Officer

May 19, 2011

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